John Bull

NOUN
  1. a man of English descent
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  • The trait is so naturelike and Dickens-like, no American ” no living soul but a peppery, crotchety, good-hearted, mellow old John Bull ” could have done such a thing. Authors and Friends
  • John Bull is traditionally depicted as a short fat man wearing a waistcoat with the British flag on it.
  • The policy of John Bull is to make the finest confectionery in the old fashioned way, using the best ingredients.
  • Bacon demand from seaside towns is terrific, because Mr and Mrs John Bull will have bacon and eggs for breakfast when on holiday.
  • During imperial times, that archetypal native, John Bull, was swaggeringly sure of himself: common sense told this true-born Englishman that he was also a Briton and as such the representative of an empire that straddled the globe.
  • Edom for lime seems no irrational ferity: but to store the back volumes of Mr Bottomley's "John Bull" a passionate prodigality. ' On The Art of Reading
  • John Bull is traditionally depicted as a short fat man wearing a waistcoat with the British flag on it.
  • Simple as the question seems, it may be doubted, considering the remarkable increase of late years in the number of John Bull's colonial progeny, whether the most experienced red-tapist of Downing Street could answer it without some hesitation. Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 447 Volume 18, New Series, July 24, 1852
  • His ruddy and stout figure made him look a genuine John Bull.
  • Among Greeks the word "unionist" is rendered as "enotist" — someone who supports enosis, or union, between Greece and John Bull's other European colony, Cyprus. The Perils of Partition
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