An average joe is a symbolization of an average American person (generally male). The term was used mainly in the late 90s - early 2000s, when the majority of America's population consisted of middle class citizens. Usually falls under the following traits: considered not to be dumb nor smart, follows any kind of sports (and also drinks heavily when their favourite team is not doing well), works five or six days a week (usually as a white collar worker), and comes home every night to sit on their sofas and watch TV.
Teacher: What do you want to be when you grow up, children?

Stupid child: Mommy said I could be anything, so I want to be a billionaire!

Asian: I want to be a doctor (because my parents are going to kill me if I dont!).
Child of American heritage: I want to be an average Joe.
by gimme the money August 29, 2016
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Someone who is just like everyone else; a normal person.

'Average' means 'in the middle' or 'not extreme', and 'Joe' is a common male name. So 'average Joe' refers to a man who is not extremely different from everyone else.
1) Mickey is your average Joe - he likes football, hates opera, and thinks it's a crime to do any work on weekends.
by VAKI5 May 10, 2005
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"Who's that?"
"Eh, just an average Joe."

"In these films the art community is a netherworld aggressively hostile to those average joes... who are not of it."(Carrie Rickey)
by Joseph Tek Fox March 25, 2003
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In the world of coffee, an average joe means an average cup of coffee. Usually it falls halfway between watered down cardboard and decent storebought coffee.
I bought a large container of Maxwell House coffee from Kroger and it tasted like an average joe.
by PWS27 May 08, 2017
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A belief created by DJ Mac Milly & Millah that the majority of listeners in hip hop are completely oblivious and ignorant to what is new and exclusive and not. Average Joes are also very cocky at doing so, thinking they have the exclusive and that they know it all.

There are a few different kinds of Joe's:

1) The Cocky Joe- As mentioned above, these individuals just know everything. They have all that new shit too. If a Worthy fan of Hip-Hop trys to converse with a Joe, there is no chance. Simply because the Cocky Joe is too busy yapping about what they know instead of listening for once.

2) The Fake Joe- These Joes are just trying to do what is cool. If you show a Fake Joe a Dope ass album (ex: Get your mind correct by Paul Wall & Chamillionaire) that requires more listening than just hearing the beat, they will not think much of it. But if you hear back from them in a week, they will tell you how dope such a cd really is (but not even truly knowing about it).

3) The Go With The Flow Joe - These Joe's play it smooth. With their ego of rap knowledge on the line, they have to agree that they have heard everything that you present them with. Whether I show them the new SwishaHouse mixtape, G-Unit Radio, or the LL Cool J, they have just heard it all (even though they really havent) and they know more than you.

Even though there are a few different kinds of Joes, in the end they are all the same, and if you dont like to deal with bullshit, dont deal with the Joes, its that simple....and if you dont understand what I just told you, you are a Joe.
"Fuckin average Joes think they know everything, thats why I dont fuck wit em"-DJ Mac Milly

"Those Average Joes piss me off so bad, Fuck Em"-Millah
by Milly January 15, 2005
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pretty good series, where average guys fight for the love of some bird, who hates them all.

Includes some fat fuck dancing, with stupid cowbuy moves, and looking like a complete tube
by Biafra J July 26, 2004
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Apparently, the phrase "Average Joe" only works for any white male living in a two story house with a white fence around it. Sorry, darkies.
"Look, there's an Average Joe!"
by The above statement is true. September 21, 2007
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