1. (Aus./N.Z.) to abuse.
|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.|
|Hillyars and Burtons (1870) 312: The fate of the children who had called after – or as she expressed it ‘joed’ – the prophet Elisha.|
|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.
|DSUE (8th edn) 623: —1861.|
3. to steal from handbags.
|Lowspeak 82: Joeying – stealing from handbags.|