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johnboat a flat-bottomed boat with a square bow and stern, used on inland waters.
John Bull a typical Englishman or a personification of the English government or people, after the main character in the eighteenth-century allegory History of John Bull by John Arbuthnot.
John Calvin a French theologian and leader of the Protestant Reformation in Switzerland (b.1509--d.1564).
John Doe the name used in legal proceedings to indicate a fictitious or unknown man.
John F. Kennedy the 35th President of the United States (1961-1963), who pursued a foreign policy of anti-Communism, established the Peace Corps, and worked for civil rights in the United States. He was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963 (b.1917--d.1963).
John Hancock1 a U.S. statesman and first signer of the Declaration of Independence (b.1737--d.1793).
John Hancock2 (informal) anyone's signature.
John James Audubon a U.S. ornithologist and painter (b.1785--d.1851).
John Maynard Keynes an English economist and writer (b.1883--d.1946).
John Milton an English poet (b.1608--d.1674).
johnnycake an unleavened bread made from corn meal.
Johnny Carson popular comedian and, from 1962 to 1992, host of a late-night talk show; born John William Carson (b.1925--d.2005).
Johnny-come-lately a latecomer to a certain place, viewpoint, or fashion.
Johnny-on-the-spot (informal) a person who is prepared to act whenever necessary, or who arrives immediately.
Johnson grass a coarse perennial grass grown for animal forage, but often growing as a troublesome weed.
Johnson noise the thermal background noise heard on a radio receiver.
John the Baptist according to the New Testament, a minister, born shortly before Jesus Christ, who foretold the coming of the Messiah in the person of Jesus and later baptized him.
joie de vivre joy of living (French); the intense pleasure one takes from being alive.
join to put, bring, fasten, or connect together. [8 definitions]
joinable combined form of join.
joiner a person or thing that joins. [3 definitions]