Johnson

[jon-suh n; for 5 also Swedish yoo n-sawn]
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noun


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Historical Examples of johnson

  • "Catched" is good enough eighteenth-century for Johnson and Walpole.

  • She is going to London to see her particular friend, Mrs. Johnson.

    Lady Susan

    Jane Austen

  • Mr. Johnson has hit on the most effectual manner of plaguing us all.

    Lady Susan

    Jane Austen

  • All is by this time known to De Courcy, who is now alone with Mr. Johnson.

    Lady Susan

    Jane Austen

  • I received my information in Mr. Johnson's house, from Mrs. Mainwaring herself.

    Lady Susan

    Jane Austen


British Dictionary definitions for johnson

Johnson

noun

Amy 1903–41, British aviator, who made several record flights, including those to Australia (1930) and to Cape Town and back (1936)
Andrew 1808–75, US Democrat statesman who was elected vice president under the Republican Abraham Lincoln; 17th president of the US (1865–69), became president after Lincoln's assassination. His lenience towards the South after the American Civil War led to strong opposition from radical Republicans, who tried to impeach him
Earvin (ˈɜːvɪn), known as Magic. born 1959, US basketball player
Eyvind (ˈevɪnt). 1900–76, Swedish novelist and writer, whose novels include the Krilon trilogy (1941–43): joint winner of the Nobel prize for literature 1974
Jack 1878–1946, US boxer; world heavyweight champion (1908–15)
Lionel (Pigot) 1867–1902, British poet and critic, best known for his poems "Dark Angel" and "By the Statue of King Charles at Charing Cross"
Lyndon Baines known as LBJ. 1908–73, US Democrat statesman; 36th president of the US (1963–69). His administration carried the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1965, but he lost popularity by increasing US involvement in the Vietnam war
Martin . born 1970, English Rugby Union footballer; captain of the England team that won the World Cup in 2003.
Michael (Duane) born 1967, US athlete: world (1995) and Olympic (1996) 200- and 400-metre gold medallist
Philip (Cortelyou). 1906–2005, US architect and writer; his buildings include the New York State Theater (1964) and the American Telephone and Telegraph building (1978–83), both in New York
Robert ?1898–1937, US blues singer and guitarist
Samuel known as Dr. Johnson. 1709–84, British lexicographer, critic, and conversationalist, whose greatest works are his Dictionary (1755), his edition of Shakespeare (1765), and his Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets (1779–81). His fame, however, rests as much on Boswell's biography of him as on his literary output
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Word Origin and History for johnson
n.

"penis," 1863, perhaps related to British slang John Thomas, which has the same meaning (1887).

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