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Meaning of “John Bull” in the English Dictionary

"John Bull" in British English

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John Bullnoun

uk   us   old-fashioned informal
a ​character who ​represents a ​typicalEnglishman or the ​Englishpeople in ​general: John Bull is ​traditionallydepicted as a ​fat man ​wearing a ​waistcoat with the British ​flag on it.
(Definition of John Bull from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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