John Doe

noun
\ ˈjän-ˈdō How to pronounce John Doe (audio) \

Definition of John Doe

1 : a party to legal proceedings whose true name is unknown
2 : an average man

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Examples of John Doe in a Sentence

to John Doe the most important issues in any election are usually those that affect his wallet

First Known Use of John Doe

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of John Doe was in 1593

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“John Doe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/John%20Doe. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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John Doe

noun
\ ˈjän-ˈdō How to pronounce John Doe (audio) \

Legal Definition of John Doe

: a party to legal proceedings (as a suspect) whose true name is unknown or withheld — compare jane roe, richard roe

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