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This page is about the slang term john

American English

Meaning: the bathroom, toilet

For example:

  • Where's the john in this place?

  • I'm going to the john, but I'll be back in a couple of minutes.

usually used with the definite article "the"

Variety: This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

If someone asks you where the john is, you should tell them where to find

a. a toilet

b. a public telephone

c. a security guard

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Contributor: Matt Errey