John Henry


John Hen·​ry ˈjän-ˈhen-rē How to pronounce John Henry (audio)
: an autograph signature

Examples of John Henry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Speaking Scout returned to the East Coast after his Del Mar victory last December, but returned to Southern California seven weeks ago to finish third in the Grade II John Henry Turf Classic at Santa Anita. Bill Center, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Nov. 2023 Meanwhile, Kat Izzo and John Henry Spurlock continued getting to know each other and cuddled on a daybed. Dana Rose Falcone, Peoplemag, 17 Nov. 2023 Kat took a body shot off of John Henry and Olivia sucked on his finger to assert her position. Dana Rose Falcone, Peoplemag, 27 Oct. 2023 His final appearance was in season 8, playing John Henry Moore. Ariana Quihuiz, Peoplemag, 20 Sep. 2023 Principal Red Sox owner John Henry, (who also owns the Boston Globe), chairman Tom Werner, and president/CEO Sam Kennedy informed Bloom of their decision Thursday morning. Alex Speier,, 14 Sep. 2023 The principal owner of FSG is John Henry, who also owns the Globe. Michael Silverman,, 28 Aug. 2023 He was also related to Father John Henry Dorsey, a Josephite who was the second Black priest in the United States at the time of his ordination in 1902 by James Cardinal Gibbons at the Basilica of the Assumption. Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 25 Aug. 2023 Linda Henry is the CEO of the Boston Globe, which is owned by John Henry. Michael Silverman,, 22 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


from the name John Henry, from confusion with John Hancock

First Known Use

circa 1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of John Henry was circa 1914

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“John Henry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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