John Bull


John Bull

noun \-ˈbl\

: the people or country of England

: a typical Englishman

Full Definition of JOHN BULL

1
:  the English nation personified :  the English people
2
:  a typical Englishman
John Bull·ish \-ˈb-lish\ adjective
John Bull·ish·ness noun
John Bull·ism \-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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