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John Bull

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noun \-ˈbu̇l\

Simple Definition of John Bull

  • : the people or country of England

  • : a typical Englishman

Full Definition of John Bull

  1. 1 :  the English nation personified :  the English people

  2. 2 :  a typical Englishman

John Bull·ish play \-ˈbu̇-lish\ adjective
John Bull·ish·ness noun
John Bull·ism play \-ˌli-zəm\ noun

Origin of john bull

John Bull, character typifying the English nation in The History of John Bull (1712) by John Arbuthnot


First Known Use: 1778


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