Johnny

Definitions

  • Johnny rests his head on one hand and stares at a bird on the window ledge
    Johnny rests his head on one hand and stares at a bird on the window ledge
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Johnny `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Si Captures a Johnny 149 Si Captures a Johnny 149
Johnny Poe, football player and soldier Johnny Poe, football player and soldier

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first couple to be shown on a sitcom sleeping in the same bed was "Mary Kay and Johnny."
    • Johnny A familiar diminutive of John.
    • Johnny (Zoöl) A sculpin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Johnny Appleseed planted apples so that people could use apple cider to make alcohol.
    • n johnny [capitalized] A diminutive of the name John. It was applied as a nickname by the Federal soldiers to the Confederates during the war of the rebellion.
    • n johnny In ichthyology, a cottoid fish, Oligocottus maculosus, with a naked skin, slender head narrowed above, and pointed snout. It is a small species, very abundant along the western coast of the United States.
    • n johnny Among sailors, a kind of penguin, Pygoscelis tæniata.
    • n johnny The fish Etheostoma nigrum, a kind of darter.
    • n johnny A hanger-on about a theater.
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Idioms

Johnny on the spot - A person who is always available; ready, willing, and able to do what needs to be done.('Johnny-on-the-spot' is also used.)
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Johnny-come-lately - A Johnny-come-lately is someone who has recently joined something or arrived somewhere, especially when they want to make changes that are not welcome.
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Usage

In literature:

On the contrary, what Johnnie had said seemed to have wrought the considerable effect Johnnie had desired.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
He and Johnnie were in the orchard, hunting for Grunty Pig.
"The Tale of Grunty Pig" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Uncle Johnnie knew by instinct that it was now neck or nothing.
"Labrador Days" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
She talked a good deal to him about Johnny and she gave him the jack-knife that Johnny had owned.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Sometimes Johnny and I wonder what would really have happened if we had never started for Cousin Pamelia's wedding.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Above him he could hear old Spot barking, and Johnnie Green talking.
"The Tale of Billy Woodchuck" by Arthur Scott Bailey
The man was at Johnny's, and Johnny showed me his belt full of money.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843" by Various
It was the little boy Johnnie, who lived up-stairs.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)" by Various
Just as Angeline was in the midst of a ghost story, Johnny rushed in again.
"Dotty Dimple At Home" by Sophie May
The boy with the yellow hair is Johnny English.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
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In poetry:

One day, passing that orchard through,
That little peach dawned on the view
Of Johnny Jones and his sister Sue—
Them two.
"The Little Peach" by Eugene Field
Quhare quhylum his brither Johnnie lay,
Fell Archie upon his knees;
The words he said I dinna say,
But I'm sure they warna lees.
"The Twa Gordons" by George MacDonald
At length they bowed to Nature's rule -
Their steps grew feeble and unsteady,
Till FREDDY fainted on a stool,
And JOHNNY on the top of FREDDY.
"John and Freddy" by William Schwenck Gilbert
When Johnnie came before the king,
With all his men sae brave to see,
The king he moved his bonnet to him;
He ween'd he was a king as well as he.
"Johnnie Armstrang" by Andrew Lang
The king he writes a loving letter,
With his ain hand sae tenderlie,
And he hath sent it to Johnnie Armstrang,
To come and speak with him speedilie.
"Johnnie Armstrang" by Andrew Lang
Sing— "Time to leave her, Johnny!"
Sing— "Bound for the Rio Grande!"
When the tug turns back you follow her track
For a last, long look at land.
"Seafarer" by Anonymous Americas

In news:

Did Real Housewives of New York City star LuAnn de Lesseps cheat on her boyfriend with a sexy Johnny Depp look-a-like pirate.
The Rooster's Wife presents modern bluegrass and the best of Johnny Cash as a Father's Day celebration in downtown Aberdeen.
Most Americans identify Johnnie L Cochran's career with the Dream Team, the legal team that won the acquittal of O.J.
Today's topic: Johnny Damon Movin' On Up.
Johnny's Steak and Chicken Duo with a Vodka Cream Sauce .
In addition to his parents, he is survived by maternal grandparents, Johnny and Tammy Jones of New Madrid.
Waysun Johnny Tsai Reviews the CUMA TAK-RI from TOPS Knives.
Martial arts expert Waysun Johnny Tsai reviews the CUMA TAK-RI (a tactical kukri) from TOPS Knives.
Johnny Smith became separated from his then-3-year-old daughter in March 2008.
Ryan Knight of The Black Dahlia Murder was the special guest for the June 11, 2011 edition of The Oath with Johnny Thrash.
Johnny Campbell & JCR/Honda release 2013 DAKAR plans and Honda unveils CRF450 Rally bike.
Johnnie Walker 6 days ago.
Bill Dees , Songwriter Behind Johnny Cash's 'Best Friend,' Dead.
Bill Dees emerged from his days as an out-of-cash young songwriter to pen tunes recorded by Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn and other country music greats, but the centerpiece of his career was his work with Roy Orbison, including co-wr.
A defense attorney wants a new trial for Hovanes "Johnny" Sarkissyan, who was convicted of two counts of attempted murder in connection with the 2011 stabbings of two men at Camino Real Park in Ventura.
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In science:

At the end of the month, Johnny has to prepare for his test.
U-Note: Capture the Class and Access it Everywhere
Above: It was in the writing of our ESRO report3 with Johnny, which later became the first chapters of our book on “Black Holes, Gravitational Waves and Cosmology”1 that some of the crucial new ideas on the last phases of gravitational collapse leading to a black hole were formulated.
Fundamental physics from black holes, neutron stars and gamma-ray bursts
I’d like to thank Keye Martin, Marco Lanzagorta, Johnny Feng, and Tanner Crowder for their help with this idea.
Tests For Complete Positivity of Quantum Channels
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