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John Doe

noun [U]  us   /ˈdʒɑn ˈdoʊ/ (female Jane Doe,  /ˈdʒeɪn ˈdoʊ/ ) law
a name used in a law court for a person whose real name is not known John Doe is also an average or typical man, and Jane Doe is an average or typical woman.
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