Definition of “John Bull” - English Dictionary

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“John Bull” in British English

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John Bullnoun

uk /ˌdʒɒn ˈbʊl/ us /ˌdʒɑːn ˈbʊl/ old-fashioned informal

a character who represents a typical Englishman or the English people in general:

John Bull is traditionally depicted 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)