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Slang

john

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.

Note:
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