Definition of Jove noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dʒəʊv//
; NAmE NAmE//dʒoʊv//
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Word Originfrom Latin Jov-, stem of Old Latin Jovis, replaced later by Jupiter. The exclamation by Jove dates from the late 16th cent.Idioms (old-fashioned, informal, especially British English) used to express surprise or to emphasize a statement
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