Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A toilet.
  • n. Slang A man who is a prostitute's customer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A prostitute's client.
  • n. A lavatory, toilet.
  • n. An outhouse privy. Also johnny house.
  • n. A name often used as a generic reference to a male of European, North-American, or Australian origin, while travelling in East Asia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A proper name of a man.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A common name for a man or boy, often used, like Jack,- its synonym, to designate a man or a boy in general or indefinitely, especially an awkward fellow.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
  • n. a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
  • n. youngest son of Henry II; King of England from 1199 to 1216; succeeded to the throne on the death of his brother Richard I; lost his French possessions; in 1215 John was compelled by the barons to sign the Magna Carta (1167-1216)
  • n. the last of the four Gospels in the New Testament
  • n. a prostitute's customer

Etymologies

From the name John.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • As a shadowtailed riverhorse, some of the possibilities are zany, jock, Yank.

    August 24, 2009

  • See Our John.

    April 28, 2009

  • "John Barbour" is a neat song by Great Big Sea.
    "John Henry" is an old folk tune I have a few recordings of.
    "Abraham, Martin and John" by Dion... "Sloop John B.," popularized by the Beach Boys... And one of the great songs from 1776 is "Sit Down, John."

    February 9, 2008

  • It was--just after we noticed that WeirdNet is doing weird things with our definitions. I named it after a strange guy I knew years ago named Edward (a.k.a. Headweird).

    No offense to any Edwards out there. :-)

    November 15, 2007

  • Much as I'd love to take credit, I think it was reesetee that came up with WeirdNet.

    November 15, 2007

  • Following an earlier discussion today, John is a username that is a capitonym.

    November 15, 2007

  • Damn you, Riddley!

    Actually, I hadn't thought to Wordie myself until now. At least I got the username :-)

    WeirdNet (I love that coinage, CB), at it again. You'd think 'boys name' might be the first definition.

    November 15, 2007

  • Ouch John, not even the first one to list your own name. I picture you putting Wordie online like opening an amusement park, and Riddley runs past you to get into the line for the best roller coater.

    November 15, 2007