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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A personification of England or the English.
  • noun A typical Englishman.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An Englishman; also, the English collectively.
  • noun A game in which the contestants throw pennies upon a flat stone divided into sixteen small squares, each marked with a certain number, and score according to the numbers of the squares upon which the pennies remain.

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  • proper noun A personification of England

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

  • noun a man of English descent

Etymologies

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

[After John Bull, a character in Law Is a Bottomless Pit by John Arbuthnot.]

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