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john

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noun \ˈjän\

Simple Definition of john

  • : a toilet or bathroom

  • : a man who pays money to a prostitute for sex

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of john

  1. 1 [probably short for johnny, johnny house privy] :  toilet

  2. 2 :  a prostitute's client

Examples of john in a sentence

  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


John

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noun \ˈjän\

Definition of John

  1. 1 :  a Jewish prophet who according to Gospel accounts foretold Jesus' messianic ministry and baptized him —called also John the Baptist

  2. 2 :  an apostle who according to various Christian traditions wrote the fourth Gospel, the three Johannine Epistles, and the Book of Revelation

  3. 3 :  the fourth Gospel in the New Testament — see bible table

  4. 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

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biographical name \ˈjän\

Definition of John

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




John

biographical name

Definition of John

  1. 1167–1216 John Lack*land play \ˈlak-ˌland\ king of England (1199–1216)




John

biographical name

Definition of John

  1. Augustus Edwin 1878–1961 British painter & etcher




Law Dictionary

john

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noun \ˈjän\

Legal Definition of john

  1. :  a prostitute's client





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