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  • IPA: /ˈdʒɒn/
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john (plural johns)

  1. (slang) A prostitute's client.
    • 2004, Dennis Cooper, The Sluts, page 233
      In the first part of the video, Thad sucks the john's cock and takes a load in his mouth.
    • 2013, McLachlin CJ, Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford (2013 SCC 72), para. 62
      In-calls, where the john comes to the prostitute’s residence, are prohibited.
  2. (slang, US) A lavatory, toilet.
  3. (slang) An outhouse privy. Also johnny house.
  4. (slang) A name often used as a generic reference to a male of European, North-American, or Australian origin, while travelling in East Asia.
  5. A male mule.

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