1. Proper noun.  (given name, male) very popular since the Middle Ages.
  2. Proper noun.  (biblical) Two persons of great importance to early Christianity: John the Baptist and John the Apostle, identified with John the Evangelist.
  3. Proper noun.  (biblical) The Gospel of St. John, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the fourth of the four gospels.
  4. Proper noun.  (biblical) One of the books in the New Testament of the Bible, the epistles of John (1 John, 2 John and 3 John).
  5. Proper noun.  (surname, patronymic) .
  6. Proper noun.  (informal) Used frequently to form an idea personified John Bull, John Barleycorn (see derivations below).
  7. Proper noun.  (informal) A name used to address a man whose actual name is not known: John Doe.
  8. Noun.  (slang) A prostitute's client.
  9. Noun.  (slang, US) A lavatory, toilet.
  10. Noun.  (slang) An outhouse privy. Also johnny house.
  11. Noun.  (slang) A name often used as a generic reference to a male of European, North-American, or Australian origin, while travelling in East Asia.

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