Goss vs Joss - What's the difference?

goss | joss |


As a noun goss

is cast iron.

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.

goss

English

Etymology 1

Shortening.

Noun

(-)
  • (slang) gossip.
  • The hottest goss in celeb-land today is that Angelina Jolie is jealous of her fella's relationship with his ex-wife.

    Etymology 2

    See (gorse).

    Noun

    (-)
  • * 1611 , , IV. i. 180:
  • through / Toothed briars, sharp furzes, pricking goss , and thorns,
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    joss

    English

    Noun

    (es)
  • 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

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