Associations to the word «John»


JOHN, noun. (slang) A prostitute's client.
JOHN, noun. (slang) (US) A lavatory, toilet.
JOHN, noun. (slang) An outhouse privy. Also johnny house.
JOHN, noun. (slang) A name often used as a generic reference to a male of European, North-American, or Australian origin, while travelling in East Asia.
JOHN, noun. A male mule.
JOHN, proper noun. A male given name very popular since the Middle Ages.
JOHN, proper noun. (biblical) Either of two persons of great importance to early Christianity: John the Baptist and John the Apostle, identified with John the Evangelist.
JOHN, proper noun. (biblical) The Gospel of St. John, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the fourth of the four gospels.
JOHN, proper noun. (biblical) One of the books in the New Testament of the Bible, the epistles of John (1 John, 2 John and 3 John).
JOHN, proper noun. A patronymic surname​.
JOHN, proper noun. (informal) Used frequently to form an idea personified John Bull, John Barleycorn (see derivations below).
JOHN, proper noun. (informal) A name used to address a man whose actual name is not known: John Doe.
JOHN BARLEYCORN, proper noun. A personification of alcoholic drink, particularly beer and whisky.
JOHN BULL, proper noun. A personification of England
JOHN BULLISM, noun. English character.
JOHN CHINAMAN, noun. (now offensive) A Chinese man.
JOHN DOE, noun. A fictitious name used in the legal documents for an unknown or anonymous male person.
JOHN DOE, noun. (idiomatic) Any unknown or anonymous male person.
JOHN DOES, noun. Plural of John Doe
JOHN DOREE, noun. Archaic form of John Dory.
JOHN DOREES, noun. Plural of John Doree
JOHN DORIES, noun. Plural of John Dory
JOHN DORY, noun. An edible marine fish Zeus faber or Zeus ocellata, having long dorsal spines.
JOHN FRUM, proper noun. A figure associated with cargo cults on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu. He is often depicted as an American World War II serviceman who will bring wealth and prosperity to the people if they follow him.
JOHN HANCOCK, noun. (idiomatic) One's signature.
JOHN HANCOCKS, noun. Plural of John Hancock
JOHN HENRY, noun. (idiomatic) One's signature.
JOHN INNES, noun. A generic range of horticultural composts
JOHN LAW, proper noun. A personification of law enforcement; a police officer.
JOHN LENNON GLASSES, noun. (pluralonly) A pair of eyeglasses (spectacles) with round lenses.
JOHN LENNON SPECTACLES, noun. (pluralonly) A pair of spectacles (glasses) with round lenses.
JOHN O' GROATS, proper noun. A village in northwest Caithness, Scotland. It is known because the distance between it and Land's End is geographically the longest distance between any two points in the United Kingdom.
JOHN Q. LAW, proper noun. (US) A generic police officer.
JOHN Q. PUBLIC, noun. (idiomatic) A generic individual; some hypothetical average or ordinary citizen.
JOHN SCHOOL, noun. (US) (colloquial) A police-run program in which men arrested for soliciting prostitutes agree to attend lectures from former prostitutes as an alternative to paying a fine or spending time in jail.
JOHN THE BAPTIST, proper noun. A New Testament prophet who baptized Jesus. He was executed by Herod Antipas at the request of Salome.
JOHN THOMAS, noun. (idiomatic) (slang) The penis.

Dictionary definition

JOHN, noun. A room or building equipped with one or more toilets.
JOHN, noun. Youngest son of Henry II; King of England from 1199 to 1216; succeeded to the throne on the death of his brother Richard I; lost his French possessions; in 1215 John was compelled by the barons to sign the Magna Carta (1167-1216).
JOHN, noun. (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation.
JOHN, noun. A prostitute's customer.
JOHN, noun. The last of the four Gospels in the New Testament.

Wise words

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