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josser (plural jossers)

  1. An outsider working in a circus.
    • 1999 May 20, Dea Birkett, “Books: In the world of exotic humans”, in The Independent[1]:
      Becoming a josser - an outsider who joins the circus - is probably one of the few dreams almost everyone has had.
  2. (Britain, informal) A man, especially one who seems foolish or simpleminded.
    • James Joyce, An Encounter
      As I neither answered nor raised my eyes Mahony exclaimed again: "I say... He's a queer old josser!"
  3. (Australia, informal) A clergyman.