Coss vs Joss - What's the difference?

coss | joss |

As a noun coss

is (india) a measure of distance in india, varying from one and a quarter to two and a half english miles.

As a proper noun joss is


As a verb joss is

(fandom) to invalidate a fan theory or original element of a fanwork through the introduction of new canon or retconning.



Alternative forms

* koss


  • (India) A measure of distance in India, varying from one and a quarter to two and a half English miles.
  • *1888 , Rudyard Kipling, ‘In Flood Time’, In Black and White , Folio Society 2005, pp. 410-11:
  • *:A full half koss from bank to bank is the stream now – you can see it under the stars – and there are ten feet of water therein.
  • See also

    * rule of coss ----




  • A Chinese household divinity; a Chinese idol.
  • Luck.
  • * 1977 , , The Honourable Schoolboy , Folio Society 2010, p. 178:
  • She had twisted a piece of heather into her mail box for good joss , and this was the safety signal.

    Derived terms

    * joss stick * joss paper * joss house