- a toilet
- any man, esp. one who is an easy mark
- a customer of a prostitute
The second president of the United States was named John.
- An example of a john is what we sit on to use the bathroom.
- An example of a john is a man who pays for sex.
- An example of a John is John Adams, the second president of the U.S.
- a masculine name: dim. Jack, Johnnie, Johnny; equiv. Fr. Jean, Ger. Hans, Johann, Johannes, Ir. Sean, Shane, Shawn, It. Giovanni, Pol. Jan, Russ. Ivan, Scot. Iain, Ian, Jock, Sp. Juan, Welsh Evan; fem. Jane, Jean, Jeanne, Joan, Joanna, Joanne, Johanna
- one of the twelve Apostles and one of the four Evangelists, to whom are ascribed the fourth Gospel, the three Letters of John, and the Book of Revelation: his day is Dec. 27also Saint John the Divine
- the fourth book of the New Testament: abbrev. Jn
- any of the three Letters of John
- John the Baptist
- one of the twelve Apostles and one of the four Evangelists, to whom are ascribed the fourth Gospel, the three Letters of John, and the Book of Revelation: his day is Dec. 27
Origin of JohnMiddle English Jon from Old French Johan, Jehan, Jan from Medieval Latin Johannes from Ecclesiastical Late Latin Joannes from Ecclesiastical Greek I?ann?s from Classical Hebrew (language) y?h?n?n, contr. from yeh?h?n?n, literally , Yahweh is gracious
- (called John Lackland) 1167?-1216; king of England (1199-1216): forced by his barons to sign the Magna Carta: son of Henry II
- (born John Sobieski) 1624-96; king of Poland (1674-96)
- (born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli) 1881-1963; pope (1958-63)
- 1879-1961; Eng. painter
- A toilet.
- A prostitute's customer.
Origin of johnFrom the name John
Known as John Lackland. 1167?-1216
Origin of JohnMiddle English from Old French Jehan from Late Latin Ioannes, Iohannes from Greek Iōannēs from Hebrew yôhānān Yahweh has been gracious yô Yahweh hwy hānan he has been gracious hnn
SaintKnown as “the Evangelist” or “the Divine.” fl. first century AD
- A male given name very popular since the Middle Ages.
- (biblical) Two persons of great importance to early Christianity: John the Baptist and John the Apostle, identified with John the Evangelist.
- (biblical) The Gospel of St. John, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the fourth of the four gospels.
- (biblical) One of the books in the New Testament of the Bible, the epistles of John (1 John, 2 John and 3 John).
- A patronymic surname.
- (informal) Used frequently to form an idea personified John Bull, John Barleycorn (see derivations below).
- (informal) A name used to address a man whose actual name is not known: John Doe.
From Latin Iōhannēs (variant of Iōannēs), from New Testament Greek Ἰωάννης (Iōannēs), from Classical Hebrew יוֹחָנָן (Yōḥānān), perhaps contracted from a former יְהוֹחָנָן (Yəhōḥānān, “God is gracious”).
- Once this became known, the question was submitted for arbitration to the king of the Netherlands, who ruled the St. John River to be the border.
- "I know John Donne," she said sharply.
- John and an older brother Dominic owned a bunch of different places.
- As for Luke the Fluke, he sounds like John Luke Grasso to a tee and a prime suspect for killing my friend's sister.
- To Mr. John Greenleaf Whittier.