/dʒɒs/ (say jos)

verb (t) NZ
josh (def. 1).
/dʒɒs/ (say jos)

noun Colloquial
a boss.
{British dialect; origin unknown}
/dʒɒs/ (say jos)

(sometimes upper case) a Chinese deity or idol.
{Chinese pidgin, from Portuguese deos, from Latin deus god}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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