- Jasper,born 1930, U.S. painter.
- a toilet or bathroom.
- (sometimes initial capital letter) a fellow; guy.
- (sometimes initial capital letter) a prostitute's customer.
Origin of john
- the apostle John, believed to be the author of the fourth Gospel, three Epistles, and the book of Revelation.
- John the Baptist.
- John Lackland, 1167?–1216, king of England 1199–1216; signer of the Magna Carta 1215 (son of Henry II of England).
- Augustus Edwin,1878–1961, British painter and etcher.
- EltonReginald Kenneth Dwight, born 1947, English rock singer, pianist, and songwriter.
- the fourth Gospel.
- any of the three Epistles of John: I, II, or III John.
- a male given name.
Origin of John
Examples from the Web for johns
Daniels, 28, was allegedly the first to force “Jane Doe” to perform sexual acts on johns.The Navy ‘Hero’ Who Pimped an HIV-Positive Teen
December 11, 2014
In “Back Home,” Gil also revisits the nostalgia for the South explored in his Johns Hopkins thesis, “Circle of Stone.”‘The Prince of Chocolate City’: When Gil Scott-Heron Became A Music Icon
November 15, 2014
On 1902, a shoeless boy from the Great Smoky Mountains stood before the dean at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.The Strange, True Tale of the Old-Timey Goat Testicle-Implanting 'Governor'
September 16, 2014
Johns Hopkins researchers have been advocating the use of warning labels on energy drinks for years now.Study Shows Energy Drinks Make Teens Lazier
May 8, 2014
While visiting the artist, the curators candidly asked Johns to allow MoMA to debut his newest, and then unfinished, collection.Jasper Johns: The Secrets of a Master at Work
March 15, 2014
Three weeks later St. Johns was able to ride a horse to Tucson.When the West Was Young
Frederick R. Bechdolt
And, indeed, in this opinion Captain Johns was not singular.
For Captain Johns believed firmly that certain spirits had been photographed.
And by the by, Johns, who's that hairy pirate you've got for your new mate?
Look out, Johns, he don't cut your throat for you and run off with the Sapphire.
- Andrew (Gary). born 1974, Australian Rugby League footballer: halfback for Australia (1995–2006)
- Jasper. born 1930, US artist, noted for his collages and constructions
- New Testament
- 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
- the fourth Gospel
- any of three epistles (in full The First, Second, and Third Epistles of John)
- See John the Baptist
- 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
- 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
- Augustus (Edwin). 1878–1961, British painter, esp of portraits
- Barry born 1945, Welsh Rugby Union footballer: halfback for Wales (1966–72) and the British Lions (1968–71)
- 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
- Gwen, sister of Augustus John. 1876–1939, British painter, working in France: noted esp for her portraits of women
Word Origin and History for johns
masc. proper name, mid-12c., from Medieval Latin Johannes, from Late Latin Joannes, from Greek Ioannes, from Hebrew Yohanan (longer form y'hohanan) literally "Jehovah has favored," from hanan "he was gracious."
As the name of John the Baptist and John the Evangelist, it was one of the most common Christian given names, and in England by early 14c. it rivaled William in popularity. The Old French form was Jean, but in England its variants Johan, Jehan yielded Jan, Jen (cf. surname Jensen). Welsh form was Ieuan (see Evan), but Ioan was adopted for the Welsh Authorized Version of the Bible, hence frequency of Jones as a Welsh surname.
"toilet," 1932, probably from jakes, used for "toilet" since 15c. Meaning "prostitute's customer" is from 1911, probably from the common, and thus anonymous, name by which they identified themselves. Meaning "policeman" is 1858, from shortening of johndarm, jocular anglicization of gendarme.