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Jones

surname, literally "John's (child);" see John. Phrase keep up with the Joneses (1917, American English) is from Keeping Up with the Joneses, the title of a popular newspaper comic strip by Arthur R. "Pop" Momand (1886-1987) which debuted in 1913 and chronicled the doings of the McGinnis family in its bid to match the living style of the Joneses. The slang sense "intense desire, addiction" (1968) probably arose from earlier use of Jones as a synonym for "heroin," presumably from the proper name, but the connection, if any, is obscure. Related: Jonesing.

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Definitions of Jones from WordNet

Jones (n.)
United States labor leader (born in Ireland) who helped to found the Industrial Workers of the World (1830-1930);
Synonyms: Mother Jones / Mary Harris Jones
Jones (n.)
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);
Synonyms: Casey Jones / John Luther Jones
Jones (n.)
United States golfer (1902-1971);
Synonyms: Bobby Jones / Robert Tyre Jones
Jones (n.)
American naval commander in the American Revolution (1747-1792);
Synonyms: John Paul Jones
Jones (n.)
one of the first great English architects and a theater designer (1573-1652);
Synonyms: Inigo Jones
Jones (n.)
English phonetician (1881-1967);
Synonyms: Daniel Jones
From wordnet.princeton.edu