Origin of john
Origin of John
Related Words for johnstoilet, latrine, outhouse, lavatory, urinal, bathroom, restroom, pot, head, privy, washroom, john, throne, commode, can, W.C., potty, johnny, sandbox
Examples from the Web for johns
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of johns
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.
Word Origin for john
- 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)
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.