John Bull

noun \ ˈjän-ˈbu̇l \

Definition of John Bull

1 : the English nation personified : the English people
2 : a typical Englishman

John Bullish

play \ˈjän-ˈbu̇-lish\ adjective

John Bullishness

noun

John Bullism

play \ˈjän-ˈbu̇-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


JOHN BULL Defined for English Language Learners

John Bull

noun

Definition of John Bull for English Language Learners

  • : the people or country of England

  • : a typical Englishman


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