From Middle English juste, from Old French juste, from Latin iūstus ("just, lawful, rightful, true, due, proper, moderate"), from Proto-Italic *jowestos, related to Latin iūs; ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂yew-. Compare Scots juist ("just"), Saterland Frisian juust ("just"), West Frisian just ("just"), Dutch juist ("just"), German Low German jüst ("jüst"), German just ("just"), Danish just ("just"), Swedish just ("just"). giusto.
Variation of joust, presumably ultimately from Latin iuxta.
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