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joskin

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

After bumpkin (yokel) — dialect joss (bump)

NounEdit

joskin (plural joskins)

  1. a yokel, country bumpkin
    • 1854, Dickens, Hard Times, Part 3, Chapter 7:
      - ‘But look at him,’ groaned Mr. Gradgrind. ‘Will any coach—’
      - ‘I don’t mean that he thould go in the comic livery,’ said Sleary. ‘Thay the word, and I’ll make a Jothkin of him, out of the wardrobe, in five minutes.’
      - ‘I don’t understand,’ said Mr. Gradgrind.
      - ‘A Jothkin—a Carter. Make up your mind quick, Thquire. There’ll be beer to feth. I’ve never met with nothing but beer ath’ll ever clean a comic blackamoor.’
    • 2012, Stephen Wakelam. (BBC, Journal of a Joskin - a dramatisation of the diaries of Fred Kitchen).

TranslationsEdit


FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Lative adverbial case of jokin.

ConjunctionEdit

joskin

  1. even though, although
    Hän on täysin normaali, joskin totinen lukiolainen.
    He is completely normal, though a serious high school student.

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