- (1165–1216), son of Henry II, king of England 1199–1216; known as John Lackland. He lost most of his French possessions, including Normandy, to Phillip II of France. In 1209 he was excommunicated for refusing to accept Stephen Langton as Archbishop of Canterbury. Forced to sign Magna Carta by his barons (1215), he ignored its provisions and civil war broke out.
- 1chiefly North American A toilet: you have to walk across the stage to get to the johnMore 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: the hooker who opens her soul to her johnMore 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 (in 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:
- The US English dictionary