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English definition of “josh”

josh

verb [I or T]     /dʒɒʃ/ US  /dʒɑːʃ/ informal
to joke, often in order to tease someone (= annoy them slightly in a humorous way): They were always joshing him about his bald head.Humour and humorousTeasing
(Definition of josh verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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