n.— «Joe A blanket term that could apply to many different things, most commonly used as a noun. It’s often used to replace a person’s name. Whereas some places use the term “son” or “dog” or “man” or “G,” Chicago uses the term “Joe” Example: “What up, Joe?” It can also be used to preface a thought or statement as a way of adding emphasis to what will follow. Examples: “JOE, I JUST bought that same coat!” or “JOE, why don’t you quit PLAYING!” or “Man Joe, I reeeeally don’t feel like going to work today.”» —“Chicago Lingo” by Chevonne Essence of Sunnchine (Chicago, Illinois) Feb. 16, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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