- (1165–1216), son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine; king of England 1199–1216; known as John Lackland. He lost most of his French possessions to Phillip II of France. In 1209, he was excommunicated for refusing to accept Stephen Langton as the archbishop of Canterbury. Forced to sign the Magna Carta by his barons in 1215, he ignored its provisions and civil war broke out.
- 1chiefly North American A toilet.More example sentences
- Every one of the eight guest rooms has its own john and shower, and there's a raised open-air common kitchen and sitting room.
- Other symbolism occurs as well, such as almost all the johns being named John, along with the star and two other characters.
- The Mississippi also had trough type urinals and unwalled johns in the heads, and salt water showers.
- 2A prostitute’s client.More example sentences
- Despite the widespread belief of my older johns that all prostitutes were lesbians and vice versa, I found little overlap of those two communities.
- The real enemies, for Ross, aren't the johns or the violent clients, or even the police, but feminists and government aid staff.
- The answer seems to depend on who is being scrutinised - the prostitute or the john.
early 20th century (sense 2): from the given name John, used from late Middle English as a form of address to a man, or to denote various occupations, including that of priest (late Middle English) and policeman (mid 17th century).
More definitions of JohnDefinition of john in:
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