john


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to john: John Deere, John Nash
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!

the john

slang The toilet. Be right back, I've gotta hit the john.
See also: john
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

john

1. n. a toilet; a bathroom. Is there another john around here?
2. n. a man. This john came up and asked if I had seen the girl in a picture he had.
3. n. a prostitute’s customer. She led the john into an alley where Lefty robbed him.
4. n. a victim of a crime or deception; a sucker. The john went straight to the cops and told the whole thing.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
See:
References in classic literature ?
As this was said in the tone of one who knew the fact, and asked the question as a thing of course, John contented himself with nodding his head in the affirmative; at the same time taking one hand out of his pockets to cough behind, and then putting it in again.
John was thoughtful for a minute or thereabouts, and then said Yes.
You are in your--ha--old business I see, John?' said Mr Dorrit, with a glance at the offending bundle he had anathematised.
'Certainly, sir.' John put them, with a trembling hand, on the table.
John quite glowed with pride to hear her say it, and felt what a blessed thing it was to have a superior wife.
If John had not forgotten all about the jelly, it really would have been unpardonable in him to choose that day, of all the days in the year, to bring a friend home to dinner unexpectedly.
'I have,' answered poor John, the blood leaping to his face.
'Oh, the watch is all right!' cried John. 'At least, I mean I was coming to the watch - the fact is, I am ashamed to say, I - I had pawned the watch before.
"You have seen it," said Maria Valenzuela to John Harned, as they fastened the mules to the dead bull and dragged it out.
"Yes," said John Harned, "against five bulls, and the man, like the bulls, never in the bull ring before--a man like yourself, Senor Crevallos."
At the first John rode with him on the box, telling him this and that, and after that James drove alone.
'Hollo!' cried John, twitching one end of the dragged veil.
Thus he shouted, and all crowded around, laughing, while the brown ale flowed; and they called Little John a brave fellow, each swearing that he loved him as his own brother; for when one has entertainment with nothing to pay, one loves the man that gives it to one.
'That's my dear John. And you won't speak a word now; will you?'
'An't he beautiful, John? Don't he look precious in his sleep?'