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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of John Bull

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

  2. 2 :  a typical Englishman

John Bullish

play \-ˈbu̇-lish\ adjective

John Bullishness

noun

John Bullism

play \-ˌli-zəm\ noun

Origin and Etymology 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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