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  1. Joe Miller(Noun)

    A stale jest; a worn-out joke.

  2. Origin: After (1684–1738), the namesake of the 18th-century joke book Joe Miller's Jests.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Joe Miller

    a jest book; a stale jest; a worn-out joke

  2. Origin: [From Joseph Miller, a comic actor, whose name was attached, after his death, to a popular jest book published in 1739.]


  1. Joe Miller

    Joe Miller was an English actor, who first appeared in the cast of Sir Robert Howard's Committee at Drury Lane in 1709 as Teague. Trinculo in The Tempest, the First Grave-digger in Hamlet and Marplot in Susanna Centlivre's The Busybody, were among his many favourite parts. He is said to have been a friend of Hogarth. In 1715 he appears on bills promoting a performance on the last day of April, where he played Young Clincher in Farquhar's comedy, "The Constant Couple or a Trip to the Jubilee". On 25 April 1717 he plays Sir Joseph Whittol in William Congreve's "Old Batchelor". Tickets for this performance were adorned by a design by William Hogarth showing the scene where Whittol's friend Captain Bluffe is kicked by Sharper whilst his friend Bellmour tries to pull him away. This is described as a "very valuable engraving" in 1868. This ticket design was used for Joe Millers benefit performance on 13 April 1738. In "vacation periods" between working at Drury Lane, he performed for the Pinkethman Company. He frequented the "Black Jack" tavern on Portsmouth Street in London, which was a favourite of the Drury Lane players and those from Lincoln's Inn Fields. Allegedly he was very serious in the bar and this led to an in-joke whereby all his companions ascribed all new jokes to him.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Joe Miller

    an English actor, the author of a book of jests (1684-1738).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of joe miller in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of joe miller in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  1. Judd Apatow:

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