Joe College

Joe College

n. a typical or average male college student. Joe College never had a computer or a laser-powered record player in the good old days.
See also: college, joe

Joe College

A typical male college student. The phrase came on the scene in the 1930s, usually applied approvingly, but occasionally as a label for a student whom the academic life sheltered from having to hold down a “real job” in the “real world.”
See also: college, joe
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Matt Leinart's image is shifting from Joe College to Broadway Joe.
For the guy once known as Joe College, it's been a bitter dose of reality at times.
Do you remember the picture of Betty Co-Ed and Joe College trimming the tree on the cover of the December 1932 Sunset?
When he hung up the phone, Joe College apologized for the interruption.
The new coach, only a few months removed from a Joe College posting, was frantically scrambling to get his system instituted at the NFL level.