2. Verb. (third-person singular of jones) ¹
3. Noun. (plural of jones) ¹
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Definition of Joneses
1. jones [v] - See also: jones
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Literary usage of Joneses
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1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"Holland, ' Letters to the joneses,' p. 19. Rowdy, v. to bully. Obsolete. 1855 [The soil is clayey]. So, besides the burden of rubbers, one has to carry no ..."
2. A Manual of the Mechanics of Writing by Raymond Woodbury Pence (1921)
"joneses, Charleses. 222. The plural of a proper name is formed by adding as if the plural form is pronounced with an extra syllable, otherwise by adding ..."
3. The Life and Times of Joseph Gould: Struggles of the Early Canadian Settlers by W. H. Higgins (1887)
"... sawmill— Other grist and sawmills—Kinsale settlement—Captain Macaulay-Want of roads— Immigrants of '32 and '34—The Millers, joneses, etc. ..."
4. South American Fights and Fighters: And Other Tales of Adventure by Cyrus Townsend Brady (1910)
"The joneses of North Carolina Now to revert to the North Carolina account. It comes down as straight as such a story could. Colonel Cadwallader Jones of ..."
5. Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography by John A. Logan, Mary Simmerson Cunningham Logan (1913)
"... THE joneses, LEITERS, MEEKERS, BROSSES, STONES, MARSHALL FIELDS, PULLMANS, AND OTHERS — THE VIRGINIUS MASSACRE — THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA REORGANIZED ..."
6. It is Never Too Late to Mend: A Matter-of-fact Romance by Charles Reade (1869)
"Can't you see this is worth a hundred joneses beating abont the bush and droning us all asleep ?" " What d' yc call it"! " growled Hawes, snappishly. ..."