John Doe

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noun \-ˈdō\

Definition of John Doe

  1. 1 :  a party to legal proceedings whose true name is unknown

  2. 2 :  an average man

Examples of john doe in a sentence

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

Circa 1659

First Known Use of john doe

circa 1659


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John Doe

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noun \ˈjän-ˈdō\

Legal Definition of John Doe

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


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