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Noun: jones (joneses)  jownz
Usage: US, informal
  1. An addiction or craving
    "I've got a jones for news"
Verb: jones (jonesed,jonesing,joneses)  jownz
Usage: US, informal
  1. Have an intense craving (for something)
    "I was jonesing for a smoke"
Noun: Jones  jownz
  1. United States labor leader (born in Ireland) who helped to found the Industrial Workers of the World (1830-1930)
    - Mother Jones, Mary Harris Jones
  2. One of the first great English architects and a theater designer (1573-1652)
    - Inigo Jones
  3. English phonetician (1881-1967)
    - Daniel Jones
  4. United States golfer (1902-1971)
    - Bobby Jones, Robert Tyre Jones
  5. United States railroad engineer who died trying to stop his train from crashing into another train; a friend wrote a famous ballad describing the incident (1864-1900)
    - Casey Jones, John Luther Jones
  6. American naval commander in the American Revolution (1747-1792)
    - John Paul Jones

Derived forms: Joneses, jonesed, joneses, jonesing

Type of: architect, designer, engine driver, engineer, golf player, golfer, labor leader [US], labour leader [Brit, Cdn], linksman, locomotive engineer, naval commander, phonetician, railroad engineer [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Jones, Matthew