Definitions for john bull
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
England; the English people.
the typical Englishman.
Origin of John Bull:
1705–15; after John Bull, chief character in Arbuthnot's allegory The History of John Bull (1712)
limey, John Bull(noun)
a man of English descent
A personification of England
John Bull is a national personification of the United Kingdom in general, and England in particular, especially in political cartoons and similar graphic works. He is usually depicted as a stout, middle-aged, country dwelling, jolly, matter-of-fact man.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a humorous impersonation of the English people, conceived of as well fed, good natured, honest hearted, justice loving, and plain spoken.
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