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Art/Literary - Slang
|English term or phrase: Joeys|
|"Hold It Now, Hit It" makes waves at urban radio as they support Run-DMC, Whodini, LL Cool J and the Timex Social Club on the groundbreaking Raising Hell tour, where many of those listeners learn that Beastie Boys are white (giving rise to the quote “I never knew you guys were a bunch of Joeys.”).|
What's the meaning/origin of this expression?
|English translation:Whites [???]|
I've never com across this expression, but the context seems to suggest that "Joeys" means Caucasians/Whites here.
My associations are Joey from New Kids on the Block, and a character from the sitcom "Friends."
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