John

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john /dʒɑn/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Slang Terms[Informal.]a toilet or bathroom.
  2. Slang Terms[sometimes: John] a prostitute's customer.

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john  ( jon),USA pronunciation n. [Slang.]
  1. Slang Termsa toilet or bathroom.
  2. Slang Terms(sometimes cap.) a fellow;
    guy.
  3. Slang Terms(sometimes cap.) a prostitute's customer.
  • generic use of the proper name

John  ( jon),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Bible, Biographicalthe apostle John, believed to be the author of the fourth Gospel, three Epistles, and the book of Revelation.
  2. Bible, BiographicalSee  John the Baptist. 
  3. Biographical(John Lackland) 1167?–1216, king of England 1199–1216;
    signer of the Magna Carta 1215 (son of Henry II of England).
  4. BiographicalAugustus Edwin, 1878–1961, British painter and etcher.
  5. BiographicalElton, (Reginald Kenneth Dwight), born 1947, English rock singer, pianist, and songwriter.
  6. Biblethe fourth Gospel.
  7. Bibleany of the three Epistles of John: I, II, or III John.
  8. a male given name.
  • Hebrew Yōhānān, derivative of Yehōhānān God has been gracious
  • Greek Iōánnēs
  • Medieval Latin (h)annēs
  • Middle English John, Johan, Jon

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Bol•land  (bolənd; Fr. bô län;
Flemish bolänt),USA pronunciation
 n.  Jean de  (Fr. zhän də)USA pronunciation or  Jo•han van 
    (Flemish. yō hän vän)USA pronunciation or  John, 1596–1665, Belgian Jesuit hagiographer.Also,  Bol•lan•dus  (bō landəs).USA pronunciation 
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Hamp•den  (hampdən, ham-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. John, 1594–1643, British statesman who defended the rights of the House of Commons against Charles I.
  2. Walter (Walter Hampden Dougherty), 1879–1955, U.S. actor.

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Sloan  (slōn),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. John, 1871–1951, U.S. painter.
  2. a male given name.

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bar•ley•corn  (bärlē kôrn′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Plant Biologybarley.
  2. a grain of barley.
  3. Weights and Measuresa measure equal to &fracnumer;
    1&fracdenom;
    3&fracend;
    in. (8.5 mm).
  4. TextilesAlso,  barley corn′. a type of basket weave that produces an allover geometric pattern.
  • late Middle English. See barley1, corn1 1375–1425

Bar•ley•corn  (bärlē kôrn′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. John. See  John Barleycorn. 

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chap•man  (chapmən),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -men. 
  1. British Termsa peddler.
  2. [Archaic.]a merchant.
chapman•ship′, n. 
  • bef. 900; Middle English; Old English cēapman (cēap buying and selling + man man1); cognate with Dutch koopman, German Kaufmann; see cheap

Chap•man  (chapmən),USA pronunciation n. 
    Frank Mich•ler  (miklər),USA pronunciation 1864–1945, U.S. ornithologist, museum curator, and author.
  1. BiographicalGeorge, 1559–1634, English poet, dramatist, and translator.
  2. John. See  Appleseed, Johnny. 

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jock1 /dʒɑk/USA pronunciation   n. 
    [countable]
  1. a jockstrap.
  2. Informal Termsa person who enjoys or is good at sports;
    athlete.
  3. Informal Termssomeone who enjoys a specific activity;
    enthusiast:a computer jock (= someone who enjoys operating computers);science jocks.

jock2 /dʒɑk/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Informal Termsa jockey.

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jock1  ( jok),USA pronunciation n. [Informal.]
  1. Informal Termsjockey.
  2. Informal TermsSee  disc jockey. 
  • shortened form of jockey 1820–30

jock2  ( jok),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a jockstrap.
  2. Slang Terms[Informal.]an athlete.
  3. Informal Termsan enthusiast:a computer jock.
  • by shortening from jockstrap 1950–55

Jock  ( jok),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. British Terms, Scottish Terms[Scot. and Irish Eng.]
    • a nickname for  John. 
    • an innocent lad;
      country boy.
  2. British Terms
    • a Scottish soldier or a soldier in a Scottish regiment.
    • any Scot.
  3. a male given name.
  • 1500–10


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John /dʒɒn/ n
  1. the apostle John, the son of Zebedee, identified with the author of the fourth Gospel, three epistles, and the book of Revelation. Feast day: Dec 27 or Sept 26
  2. the fourth Gospel
  3. any of three epistles (in full The First, Second, and Third Epistles of John)
  4. known as John Lackland. 1167–1216, king of England (1199–1216); son of Henry II. He succeeded to the throne on the death of his brother Richard I, having previously tried to usurp the throne. War with France led to the loss of most of his French possessions. After his refusal to recognize Stephen Langton as archbishop of Canterbury an interdict was imposed on England (1208–14). In 1215 he was compelled by the barons to grant the Magna Carta
  5. called the Fearless. 1371–1419, duke of Burgundy (1404–19). His attempt to control the mad king Charles VI and his murder of the king's brother led to civil war: assassinated
  6. Augustus (Edwin). 1878–1961, British painter, esp of portraits
  7. Barry born 1945, Welsh Rugby Union footballer: halfback for Wales (1966–72) and the British Lions (1968–71)
  8. Sir Elton (Hercules). original name Reginald Dwight. born 1947, British rock pianist, composer, and singer; his hits include "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" (1973) and "Candle in the Wind 1997" (1997), a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales
  9. Gwen, sister of Augustus John. 1876–1939, British painter, working in France: noted esp for her portraits of women



john /dʒɒn/ n
  1. chiefly US Canadian
    a slang word for lavatory
  2. slang chiefly US a prostitute's client
Etymology: 20th Century: special use of the proper name



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