john

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[dʒɒn], (Noun)

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- (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.


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[dʒɒn], (Noun)

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- the name of six kings of Portugal.


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[dʒɒn], (Noun)

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- a toilet
(e.g: you have to walk across the stage to get to the john)

- a prostitute's client
(e.g: the hooker who opens her soul to her john)


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early 20th century (in john (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)




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