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 Joe or a Joe Miller.Jog. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Joey.
 
A groat; so called from Joseph Hume, M.P., who strongly recommended the coinage for the sake of paying short cab-fares, etc. (Hawkins: History of the Silver Coinage of England.)   1
 


 Joe or a Joe Miller.Jog. 

 
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