Meaning of “john” in the English Dictionary

"john" in British English

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johnnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdʒɒn/ us /ˈdʒɑːn/

john noun [ C ] (PERSON)

US slang a man who is the customer of a prostitute (= a woman who charges men to have sex with her)

(Definition of “john” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"john" in American English

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johnnoun [ C ]

us /ˈdʒɑn/ infml

a toilet or bathroom

(Definition of “john” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)