john

[ jon ]
/ dʒɒn /

noun Slang.

a toilet or bathroom.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a fellow; guy.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a prostitute's customer.

Origin of john

generic use of the proper name

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John
[ jon ]
/ dʒɒn /

noun

Origin of John

Middle English John, Johan, Jon < Medieval Latin Jō(h)annēs < Greek Iōánnēs < Hebrew Yōhānān, derivative of Yehōhānān God has been gracious

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Barleycorn
[ bahr-lee-kawrn ]
/ ˈbɑr liˌkɔrn /

noun

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John I

noun

Saint,died a.d. 526, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 523–526.
the Great, 1357–1433, king of Portugal 1385–1433.

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John II

noun

Mercurius, died a.d. 535, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 533–535.

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John III

noun

Catelinus, died a.d. 574, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 561–574.
John Sobieski, 1624–96, king of Poland 1674–96.

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John IV

noun

died a.d. 642, pope 640–642.

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John V

noun

died a.d. 686, pope 685–686.

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John VI

noun

died a.d. 705, Greek ecclesiastic: pope 701–705.

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John VII

noun

died a.d. 707, Greek ecclesiastic: pope 705–707.

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John VIII

noun

died a.d. 882, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 872–882.

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John IX

noun

died a.d. 900, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 898–900.

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John X

noun

died a.d. 929?, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 914–928.

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John XI

noun

died a.d. 936, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 931–936.

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John XII

noun

Octavian, died a.d. 964, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 955–964.

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John XIII

noun

died a.d. 972, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 965–972.

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John XIV

noun

died a.d. 984, pope 983–984.

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John XV

noun

died a.d. 996, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 985–996.

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John XVII

noun

Sicco, died 1003, pope 1003.

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John XVIII

noun

Fasanus, died 1009, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1003–09.

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John XIX

noun

died 1032, pope 1024–32.

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John XXI

noun

Petrus Hispanus, died 1277, Portuguese ecclesiastic: pope 1276–77.

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John XXII

noun

Jacques Duèse, c1244–1334, French ecclesiastic: pope 1316–34.

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John XXIII

noun

Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, 1881–1963, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1958–63.
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john
/ (dʒɒn) /

noun

mainly US and Canadian a slang word for lavatory (def. 1)
slang, mainly US a prostitute's client
Australian slang short for John Hop

Word Origin for john

C20: special use of the proper name

British Dictionary definitions for john (2 of 10)

John
/ (dʒɒn) /

noun

British Dictionary definitions for john (3 of 10)

barleycorn
/ (ˈbɑːlɪˌkɔːn) /

noun

a grain of barley, or barley itself
an obsolete unit of length equal to one third of an inch

British Dictionary definitions for john (4 of 10)

John I

noun

surnamed Tzimisces . 925–976 ad, Byzantine emperor (969–976): extended Byzantine power into Bulgaria and Syria
called the Great. 1357–1433, king of Portugal (1385–1433). He secured independence for Portugal by his victory over Castile (1385) and initiated Portuguese overseas expansion

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John II

noun

called the Good . 1319–64, king of France (1350–64): captured by the English at Poitiers (1356) and forced to sign treaties (1360) surrendering SW France to England
called the Perfect . 1455–95, king of Portugal (1481–95): sponsored Portuguese expansion in the New World and reduced the power of the aristocracy
surnamed Casimir Vasa . 1609–72, king of Poland (1648–68), who lost much territory to neighbouring countries: abdicated

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John III

noun

1507–57, king of Portugal (1521–57): his reign saw the expansion of the Portuguese empire overseas but the start of economic decline at home
surnamed Sobieski. 1624–96, king of Poland (1674–96). He raised the Turkish siege of Vienna (1683)

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John IV

noun

called the Fortunate . 1604–56, king of Portugal (1640–56). As duke of Braganza he led a revolt against Spanish rule and became king: lost most of Portugal's Asian possessions to the Dutch

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John VI

noun

?1769–1826, king of Portugal (1816–26): recognized the independence of Brazil (1825)

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John XXII

noun

original name Jacques Duèse. ?1244–1334, pope (1316–34), residing at Avignon; involved in a long conflict with the Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV and opposed the Franciscan Spirituals

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John XXIII

noun

original name Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli. 1881–1963, pope (1958–63). He promoted ecumenism and world peace and summoned the second Vatican Council (1962–65)
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