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  1. John Doe, Joe Blow, Joe Bloggs, man in the street(noun)

    a hypothetical average man

  2. John Doe(noun)

    an unknown or fictitious man who is a party to legal proceedings

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  1. John Doe(Noun)

    A fictitious name used in the legal documents for an unknown or anonymous male person.

  2. John Doe(Noun)

    Any unknown or anonymous male person.

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  1. John Doe

    The names "John Doe" for males, "Jane Doe" or "Jane Roe" for females, or just "Doe" non-gender-specifically are used as placeholder names for a party whose true identity is unknown or must be withheld in a legal action, case, or discussion. The names are also used to refer to a corpse or hospital patient whose identity is unknown. This practice is widely used in the United States and Canada, but is rarely used in other English-speaking countries including the United Kingdom itself, from where the use of "John Doe" in a legal context originates. The name Joe Bloggs is used in the UK instead, as well as in Australia and New Zealand.


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