john

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john

noun \ˈjän\

: a toilet or bathroom

: a man who pays money to a prostitute for sex

Full Definition of JOHN

1
[probably short for johnny, johnny house privy] :  toilet
2
:  a prostitute's client

Examples of JOHN

  1. Excuse me, I have to go to the john.
  2. <man, that guy seems to spend hours in the john>

Origin of JOHN

from the name John
First Known Use: 1856

Related to JOHN

Synonyms
bath, bathroom, bog [British], can, cloakroom [British], comfort station, convenience [chiefly British], head, toilet, latrine, lavatory, loo [chiefly British], potty, restroom, washroom, water closet

John

noun \ˈjän\

Definition of JOHN

1
:  a Jewish prophet who according to Gospel accounts foretold Jesus' messianic ministry and baptized him —called also John the Baptist
2
:  an apostle who according to various Christian traditions wrote the fourth Gospel, the three Johannine Epistles, and the Book of Revelation
3
:  the fourth Gospel in the New Testament — see bible table
4
:  any of three short didactic letters addressed to early Christians and included in the New Testament — see bible table

Origin of JOHN

Late Latin Johannes, from Greek Iōannēs, from Hebrew Yōhānān
First Known Use: 12th century

John

biographical name \ˈjän\

Definition of JOHN

name of 21 popes: especially XXIII (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli) 1881–1963 (pope 1958–63)

John

biographical name

Definition of JOHN

1167–1216 John Lack*land \ˈlak-ˌland\ king of England (1199–1216)

John

biographical name

Definition of JOHN

Augustus Edwin 1878–1961 British painter & etcher

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