Definition of Josh billings
1. Noun. United States humorist who wrote about rural life (1818-1885).
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1. The Cambridge History of American Literature by William Peterfield Trent (1918)
"josh billings, his Works Complete. 1876. Everybody's Friend. 1876. josh billings' Trump Kards. Blue Glass Philosophy. 1877. Complete Comical Writings of ..."
2. Modern Eloquence by Thomas Brackett Reed, Rossiter Johnson, Justin McCarthy, Albert Ellery Bergh (1900)
"HENRY WHEELER SHAW ("josh billings") MILK [Lecture by Henry W. Shaw—" Josh Billings "—humorist and satirist (born in Lanesborough, Mass., April 21, 1818; ..."
3. Bill Arp: Front the Uncivil War to Date. 1861-1903 by Bill Arp (1903)
"BILL ARP ON josh billings. josh billings is dead, and the world will miss him. He was a success in his way, and it was not a bad way. He did no harm. ..."
4. A Golden Age of Authors: A Publisher's Recollection by William Webster Ellsworth (1919)
"I never saw him, nor do I remember seeing "josh billings," who must have been often in our office. I was a very small boy when one day I found a treasure in ..."