Johnny-raw

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Johnny-raw a beginner
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Usage

In literature:

Johnny would have walked in had not a big, raw-boned woman barred his progress.
"Tommy and Co." by Jerome K. Jerome
Hopalong, seated on Johnny's chest, soberly made reply as he tenderly flirted with a raw shin.
"Bar-20 Days" by Clarence E. Mulford
The only difference was that the pie Johnny was thinking of was raw, so exceeding raw that it would turn these natives into wild men.
"Triple Spies" by Roy J. Snell
Old Johnny Raw had asked Sir Harry to arrange the day so long ago that Sir Harry had forgotten all about it.
"Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour" by R. S. Surtees
Another declared he was a Johnny-raw,{4} just catched, and what could be expected.
"Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II." by Pierce Egan
JOHNNY RAW, OR JOHNNY NEWCOME.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
I was a proper Johnny Raw, no end of a Johnny Raw, but I enjoyed it all immensely, nevertheless.
"Tales of Secret Egypt" by Sax Rohmer
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In news:

Johnny Curtis News Archive from Raw.
John endures 10 raw minutes of Johnny in drag.
Ten minutes of raw John, Johnny, and guest Hitch expert Wayne Miller look through the most famous window in film history.
Photojournalist Johnny Johnson's raw edit from the Cleveland High School and the D.H. Conley High School football game in Clayton, N.C. On Friday, November 9, 2012.
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