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A man, typically an old man or one regarded with some contempt:‘an old josser’
- ‘A few minutes later a friend joined pinky but she didn't divulge the story of the old josser.’
- ‘The success of Giffords ensured that she would never feel like a josser (slang for simpleton) again.’
- ‘Not bad for three old jossers wandering along country lanes for a few hours!’
Late 19th century (in Australian sense ‘a clergyman’): from joss + -er.
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