johnson

noun

john·​son ˈjän(t)-sən How to pronounce johnson (audio)
often capitalized
often vulgar
: penis

Word History

Etymology

from the surname Johnson

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of johnson was in 1863

Dictionary Entries Near johnson

Cite this Entry

“Johnson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/johnson. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Biographical Definition

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John·​son ˈjän(t)-sən How to pronounce Johnson (audio)
Andrew 1808–1875 vice president of the U.S. (1865); 17th president of the U.S. (1865–69)
Johnsonian adjective

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Boris 1964–     Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson British prime minister (2019–  )

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(Jonathan) Eastman 1824–1906 American painter

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James Weldon 1871–1938 American author

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Lyndon Baines 1908–1973 American politician; vice president of the U.S. (1961–63); 36th president of the U.S. (1963–69)
Johnsonian adjective

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Magic 1959–     Earvin Johnson American basketball player

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Philip Cortelyou 1906–2005 American architect

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Richard Mentor 1780–1850 vice president of the U.S. (1837–41)

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Samuel 1709–1784 Dr. Johnson English lexicographer and author

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Sir William 1715–1774 British administrator in America
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