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Definition of John Doe

John Doe

noun

  • name used in the United States and Canada to refer to a person whose name isn't known.
    Could you check the blood pressure of the John Doe in bed 6?
                                                                                                      

    Citation from "Missing Person", Terriers (TV, 2010), Season 1 Episode 7 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                               

                                                  

                                              

    Citation from "Meet Juan Doe", Raines (TV), Season 1 Episode 2 (2007) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                    

    Citation from "AKA Crush Syndrome", Season 1 Episode 2, Marvel's Jessica Jones (TV) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 23 2015. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 11 2009.

  • name used in the United States and Canada in legal proceedings when the name must be withheld for legal reasons.

    Last edited on Oct 30 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 11 2009.

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Other terms relating to 'doe':

Definitions include: "weirdo".
Definitions include: name used for a female in the United States and Canada in legal proceedings when the name must be withheld for legal reasons.

Other terms relating to 'john':

Definitions include: a letter / note in which a person breaks up with a male.
Definitions include: any object.
Definitions include: a short form (abbreviation) of the name John.
Definitions include: restroom.
Definitions include: signature.
Definitions include: a stand-in name used to represent the everyman.
Definitions include: penis.
Definitions include: object used for comparison to something that hangs down and is unattractive.
Definitions include: to defecate.
Definitions include: alcohol.

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