An adult male between 18-35, usually of Italian-American heritage, from the greater NYC metro area, including but not limited to Long Island, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, and Yonkers. Joeys can be distinguished by their clothes; the most important characteristic is a black leather jacket worn over either an expensive plain white or black t-shirt. Gold chains and rings and expensive jeans are also commonly found on the Joey. Hair is generally slicked back, although Joeys have occasionally been spotted with gelled spikes. Joeys tend to display characteristics of bravado, and a substantially well developed ego. Joeys, as a rule are self-serious and highly concerned with their image; self deprecation, goofiness and/or doubt are mutually exclusive with the Joey. Joeys tend to travel in BMW 3 series sedans, Cadillac Esaclades and Ford Expeditions, or other SUVs, generally with dark tinted windows, and rap music playing; this trait varies with outside influences and income however. Volvos, Station Wagons, Hybrids, Pickups and Non-European compact cars are also mutually exclusive with the Joey. Common places to spot Joeys during warm weather months include the Jersey Shore, and The Hamptons. During winter months, Hunter Mountain and Killington are favorite Joey gathering places. Joeys tend to ski poorly, and usually under the influence of Budweiser or Vodka. Joeys also tend to ski in the aforementioned leather jacket and jeans. While sometimes displaying traits of meatheadedness, the Joey is generally an earnest specie and an entertaining contributor to most social gatherings. However, it should be noted that Joeys do not generally respond well to the presence of Hippies, Hipster/Intellectuals or Homosexuals
There have been reports of a western variety known as the "Denver Joey" but reports have not yet been confirmed, pending research.
"Vinny", 22, A communications major at Suny Albany. Originally from Roslyn, Vinny drives a black '97 Grand Cherokee with tinted windows. Vinny is a fan of the Islanders, the Jets, "Boston Sucks" shirts and the phrase "Strong Island." Mikey is counting the minutes until he can leave upstate and get back home.
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