Definition of Holy joe
1. Noun. A chaplain in one of the military services.
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Generic synonyms: Chaplain
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Literary usage of Holy joe
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Misalliance: The Dark Lady of the Sonnets, and Fanny's First Play. With a by Bernard Shaw (1914)
"holy joe got talking about how he'd been a champion sprinter at college. ... But holy joe likes it: fairly laps it up like a kitten, poor old dear. ..."
2. The Bookman (1903)
""holy joe" in John Street was a pathetic example of the utter futility of piety, ... holy joe has a more humorous successor in the person of Mr. ..."
3. The History of the Saints by John C. Bennett (1842)
"... perjury, theil, robbery, burglary, arson, treason, and murder, are very littie things in the eyes of the Mormons, so long as the holy joe can, ..."
4. In Deacon's Orders, and Other Stories by Walter Besant (1895)
"I was Saint Snivel—I was holy joe—I was the Pions Warbler—all kinds of names. ... So I was expelled, and all the boys came out to cheer when holy joe left ..."
5. Recollections of Dublin Castle & of Dublin Society by Native (1902)
"What wrestlings had " holy joe" had to encounter in this connection ! He was certainly sorely tried by his " Willie," and most ludicrous it was to see how ..."