Green’s Dictionary of Slang

joe v.1

also joey
[joe n.1 (2c)]

1. (Aus./N.Z.) to abuse.

[Aus]‘A. Pendragon’ Queen of the South 4: Suppose I twigg some soogie swell in a coat and bell-topper, d’ye think I owns him for my betters? No such thing, I joes him.
[UK]H. Kingsley Hillyars and Burtons (1870) 312: The fate of the children who had called after – or as she expressed it ‘joed’ – the prophet Elisha.
[Aus]C. Money Knocking About in N.Z. 103: I was joined one by one by many others, several of whom had been among the first to ‘Joe’ me at the beginning.

2. (Aus./N.Z.) in weak use of sense 1, to warn.

[UK]Partridge DSUE (8th edn) 623: —1861.

3. to steal from handbags.

[UK]J. Morton Lowspeak 82: Joeying – stealing from handbags.