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?
In the 1950s, clean cut Joe College types like Tjader began to cross over jazz and Afro-Cuban spiced sounds to a young, white university audience with integrated bands that included Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo.
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.