johnson

noun, often capitalized
john·​son | \ ˈjän(t)-sən How to pronounce johnson (audio) \

Definition of johnson

 (Entry 1 of 11)

often vulgar

Johnson

biographical name (1)
John·​son | \ ˈjän(t)-sən How to pronounce Johnson (audio) \

Definition of Johnson (Entry 2 of 11)

Andrew 1808–1875 17th president of the U.S. (1865–69)

Johnson

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Definition of Johnson (Entry 3 of 11)

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

Johnson

biographical name (3)

Definition of Johnson (Entry 4 of 11)

(Jonathan) Eastman 1824–1906 American painter

Johnson

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Definition of Johnson (Entry 5 of 11)

James Weldon 1871–1938 American author

Johnson

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Definition of Johnson (Entry 6 of 11)

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

Johnson

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Definition of Johnson (Entry 7 of 11)

Magic 1959–     Earvin Johnson American basketball player

Johnson

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Definition of Johnson (Entry 8 of 11)

Philip Cortelyou 1906–2005 American architect

Johnson

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Definition of Johnson (Entry 9 of 11)

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

Johnson

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Definition of Johnson (Entry 10 of 11)

Samuel 1709–1784 Dr. Johnson English lexicographer and author

Johnson

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Definition of Johnson (Entry 11 of 11)

Sir William 1715–1774 British administrator in America

Other Words from johnson

Biographical name (1)

Johnsonian \ jän-​ˈsō-​nē-​ən How to pronounce Johnsonian (audio) , -​nyən \ adjective

Biographical name (5)

Johnsonian \ jän-​ˈsō-​nē-​ən How to pronounce Johnsonian (audio) , -​nyən \ adjective

First Known Use of johnson

Noun

1863, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for johnson

Noun

from the surname Johnson

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“Johnson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/johnson. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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