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Jo \Jo\, n.; pl. Joes. [Etymol. uncertain.] A sweetheart; a darling. [Scot.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Scottish form of joy, attested from 1520s as a term of endearment.


n. (context Scotland English) darling, sweetheart.


Jo, jo, JO, or J.O. may refer to:

A is an approximately wooden staff, used in some Japanese martial arts. The martial art of wielding the jō is called jōjutsu or jōdō. Also, aiki-jō is a set of techniques in aikido which uses the jō to illustrate aikido's principles with a weapon. The jō staff is shorter than the . Today, the jō is still used by some Japanese police forces.

João Alves de Assis Silva (born 20 March 1987), known as or João Alves, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Chinese club Jiangsu Suning.

He has previously played for Corinthians, CSKA Moscow, Manchester City, Everton, Galatasaray, Internacional and Atlético Mineiro. Jô made his full international debut for Brazil in 2007, and was in the squads which took bronze at the 2008 Olympics and won the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, and also played at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Jo (film)

Jo is a French comedy film, originally released in 1971. It is known in English-language territories either as Joe: The Busy Body or The Gazebo. It was directed by Jean Girault and stars Louis de Funès as playwright Antoine Brisebard, Claude Gensac as an actress and his wife Sylvie Brisebard as well Bernard Blier as inspector Ducros.

The script is based on a play by Alec Coppel, published in 1958, The Gazebo. Jo is its second adaptation, the first one being the 1959 film The Gazebo, starring Glenn Ford and Debbie Reynolds.

Jo (given name)

Jo is a given name, often a short form ( hypocorism) of Joanna, Joanne, etc. Notable people with the name include:

  • Jô (born 1987), nickname for João Alves de Assis Silva, Brazilian footballer
  • Jô (born 1988), nickname for Josiel Alves de Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
  • Joanna Jo Aleh (born 1986), New Zealand sailor, national, world and Olympic champion
  • Joanna Jo Ankier (born 1982), British record holder (1,500-m & 3,000-m steeplechase)
  • Jo Butler (born 1969), a Big Brother UK contestant
  • John Jo Callis (born 1951), British guitarist, notably with The Human League
  • Joanne Jo Coburn (born 1968), BBC political correspondent
  • Helen Joanne Jo Cox (1974–2016), British politician
  • Johanna Jo Cox-Ladru (born 1923), Dutch Olympic gymnast
  • Joanna Jo Durie (born 1960), retired English female tennis player
  • Joanne Jo Ellis (born 1983), English field hockey forward
  • Joanne Jo Frost (born 1971), English nanny, writer and TV hostess
  • Jo Kamisaku (born 1971), also known as Kamisaku Jo, Japanese murderer and rapist
  • Joanne Jo Pavey (born 1973), British Olympian and distance runner
  • Joanne "Jo" J. K. Rowling (born 1965), author of the Harry Potter book series
  • Jo Ann Robinson (1912–1990), American civil rights activist
  • José Jô Soares (born 1938), Brazilian comedian, talk show host, author and musician
  • Jo Stafford (1917–2008), American singer of traditional pop music
  • Joseph Jo Siffert (born 1936), Swiss racing driver
  • Joanne Jo Wells (born 1965), British Anglican priest, Bishop-designate of Dorking
Jo (TV series)

Jo (previously known by the working title Le Grand) is an English-language French police procedural television series created by Canadian-American screenwriter René Balcer of Law & Order fame with French writing team Franck Ollivier and Malina Detcheva, known for the mini-series Lost Signs. It is co-produced by the French Atlantique Productions and the Belgian Stromboli Pictures companies in association with broadcast partners TF1, RTBF, Sat.1, ORF and RTS.

The series, shot entirely in Paris, is centered on Jo Saint-Clair, a cop played by French star Jean Reno in his first lead TV role. Along with his team, Jo attempts to solve murders taking place around some of the French capital's most famous locations.

Jo premiered in Italy on Fox Crime on January 17, 2013 where it was a ratings success, garnering twice the number of viewers as Borgia, and has since been broadcast in several other European countries and across Latin America and southern Africa, with its debut in an English speaking country set for May 19 in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Among the partner channels, it premiered in Belgium on La Une on April 18, 2013 and a week later in France on TF1. A second season was initially expected with the first having been a ratings success and Jean Reno having signed for two seasons from the get-go, however it was later announced in early June 2013 that TF1 had cancelled the show.

Usage examples of "jo".

And so while he paired off with Miss Sedley, and Jos squeezed through the gate into the gardens with Rebecca at his side, honest Dobbin contented himself by giving an arm to the shawls, and by paying at the door for the whole party.

Once his aide brought the proper insignia for an engineering warrant officer, the tunic would do as well for Gamelan Bandur as it had for Jos Metadi.

Jos Sedley was left in command of the little colony at Brussels, with Amelia invalided, Isidor, his Belgian servant, and the bonne, who was maid-of-all-work for the establishment, as a garrison under him.

He remembered that Father Jone had divided lies rather oddly into malicious, officious and jocose lies.

And Jos creaked up the stairs to bedward, followed by Kirsch with a flambeau.

Joren has every advantage that I lacka full purse, powerful alliances, manners, education, looks .

One of our main skills was how to put a terrific BUFF on any chart to satisfy Jo, who could thus satisfy the Fish, who could thus satisfy the Leggo, who could thus satisfy whomever he had to satisfy.

On our rounds with Jo, our charts looked so terrifically BUFFED that when Jo on her rounds with the Fish displayed them to him, and when the Fish on his rounds with the Leggo displayed them to him, all were amazed.

She reclaimed her floppy brown riding hat from her Jo, as well as a riding, jacket, and the lutar from the scrying room.

I suppose Father Heribert Jone would say that I am adding onanism to fornication.

Say there was the fat blonde in Saint Jo, and the panatela brunette at Skillet Ridge, and the gold tooth down in the Kaw valley.

At his ruggy carser, his poll -- a killing, ginger-hackled skull-thatcher -- kept on the nose for her jomer.

Lucy Dalles, and now with this splendid girl called Jerkline Jo, might have turned the head of a more sophisticated male.

Hiram went to work immediately, with a briskness that caused Heine to wink at Jo, he threw on the heavy harness and led forth the big-footed teams.

Two miles out of town next morning Heine took out his pocketknife and slit the envelope covering the note that Drummond had given him to be delivered to Jerkline Jo.