Definition of John Q. Public in English:

John Q. Public

Line breaks: John Q. Pub¦lic

noun

North American term for Joe Public.
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  • That doesn't mean the ideas involved are at the top of John Q. Public's mind, but it seems to me that what we learn in school shouldn't be totally forgotten.
  • This cartoon used two of Bill Sanders' favorite characters, John Q. Public and a fast-talking salesman in a plaid sports coat.

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