Joe Miller

Joe Miller (n.) "stale joke," 1816, from Joseph Miller (1684-1738), a comedian, whose name was affixed after his death to a popular jest-book, "Joe Miller's jests, or the Wit's Vade-mecum" (1739) compiled by John Mottley.

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  • Joe Miller — may refer to:*Joe Miller (actor) (1684 ndash;1738), English actor, the namesake of the 18th century jokebook Joe Miller s Jests *Joe Miller (second baseman) (1850 ndash;1891), Major League Baseball player *Joe Miller (shortstop) (1861 ndash;1928) …   Wikipedia

  • Joe Miller — Joe Mil ler [From Joseph Miller, a comic actor, whose name was attached, after his death, to a popular jest book published in 1739.] A jest book; a stale jest; a worn out joke. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] It is an old Joe Miller in whist circles,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Joe Miller — Données clés Nationalité  Canada Né le 6 octobre 1900, Morrisburg (Canada) Mort le 12 août 1963 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Joe Miller —    A Joe Miller is a stale joke. If you tell your friends the jokes you heard as a youngster, they re probably Joe Millers. Poor Joe Miller. No one would like his name to serve as an eponym for a stale jest. Comedians who tell warmed over, well… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • joe miller — ˈmilə(r) noun Usage: usually capitalized J&M Etymology: from Joe Miller s Jest book (1739), a collection of jokes by John Mottley died 1750 English writer, after Joe Miller died 1738 English comedian 1. : a book of jokes 2. : joke; …   Useful english dictionary

  • Joe Miller — 1. a book of jokes. 2. an old, familiar joke; chestnut. [1780 90; after Joe Miller s Jestbook (1739) by John Mottley] * * * …   Universalium

  • JOE MILLER —    an English actor, the author of a book of jests (1684 1738) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Joe Miller (actor) — Millerisms redirects here. For the teachings of William Miller, see Millerism. Joe Miller s Jests, or the Wits Vade Mecum (1739) Joe Miller (Joseph or Josias) (1684 – August 15, 1738) was an English actor, who first appeared in the cast of Sir… …   Wikipedia

  • Joe Miller (ice hockey b. 1985) — Infobox Ice Hockey Player image size = 180px position = Forward shoots = Right height ft = 6 height in = 1 weight lb = 200 nickname = league = EPIHL team = Peterborough Phantoms former teams = Telford Tigers nationality = WAL birth date = birth… …   Wikipedia

  • Joe Miller (ice hockey) — Infobox Ice Hockey Player position = Goalie shot = height ft = height in = weight lb = played for = New York Americans Pittsburgh Pirates Philadelphia Quakers league = NHL nationality = CAN birth date = birth date|1900|8|6|mf=y birth place =… …   Wikipedia

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