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John Doe   /dʒɑn doʊ/   Listen
John Doe

noun
1.
A hypothetical average man.  Synonyms: Joe Bloggs, Joe Blow, man in the street.
2.
An unknown or fictitious man who is a party to legal proceedings.






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"John Doe" Quotes from Famous Books



... L. Placing Extension Station," This signified— "My name is John Doe, I am telephoning from number 1234, party L. I have finished installing an extension station. Where ...
— The Psychology of Management - The Function of the Mind in Determining, Teaching and - Installing Methods of Least Waste • L. M. Gilbreth

... repairs. Be means iv this infernal machine, if enable to kill off th' rile fam'ly, he will attimpt to cross th' stormy Atlantic, an' if successful, will arrive at th' risidince iv th' party of th' first part, said John Doe. Wanst there, he will consult with mimbers iv th' Noo York Bar Association, who will lead him to a firm iv competent expert accountants, who will give him his time, which is two minyits measured be th' invarse ratio iv th' distance fr'm th' binnacle to th' ...
— Mr. Dooley's Philosophy • Finley Peter Dunne

... wanted to. Now's the chance to get those fellows jugged. You know the police were looking for them after they ran us down and there's a warrant out for their arrest. The police didn't have their names, so the warrant read for John Doe and Richard Roe. We've got to act quickly, as they may get up to take a train at ...
— The Radio Boys at the Sending Station - Making Good in the Wireless Room • Allen Chapman

... you find a plain John Doe citizen who is not favorably impressed that the hospitals and colleges in his community have received a multi-million dollar gift from ...
— The Invisible Government • Dan Smoot



Words linked to "John Doe" :   commoner, common person, jurisprudence, common man, party, law, man in the street



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