John Henry

John Henry
noun Etymology: from the name John Henry, from confusion with John Hancock Date: circa 1914 an autograph signature

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • John Henry — may refer to: *John Henry (folklore), the steel driving man , is an American folk heroReal people* John Joseph Henry (1758–1811), American Revolutionary War soldier * John Henry (Maryland), an 18th century U.S. Senator from and Governor of… …   Wikipedia

  • John Henry — ist der Name von: John F. Henry (* 1943), Wirtschaftswissenschaftler John W. Henry (* 1949), US amerikanischer Unternehmer John Henry (Politiker) (1750–1798), US amerikanischer Politiker John Henry (Historiker) (* 1950), britischer Historiker… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • John\ Henry — • John Hancock • John Henry noun informal Your signature; your name in writing. The man said, Put your John Hancock on this paper. Joe felt proud when he put his John Henry on his very first driver s license …   Словарь американских идиом

  • John Henry — • John Henry • John Hancock signature Please sign your John Henry here and we will process your order right away …   Idioms and examples

  • John Henry — ☆ John Henry1 n. Informal one s signature John Henry2 n. American Folklore the hero, usually depicted as black, of an American ballad, who died after a contest pitting his strength with a sledge hammer against that of a steam drill …   English World dictionary

  • John Henry — pl. John Henries for 1. 1. Informal. a person s signature. 2. U.S. Folklore. a legendary black man of exceptional strength and stamina. [1910 15, Amer.; from the proper name] * * * ▪ folk hero       hero of a widely sung U.S. black folk ballad.… …   Universalium

  • John Henry — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Folklore John Henry, héros du folklore américain ; Patronyme John Henry, historien des sciences britannique ; Peinture John Henry, peintre… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • John Henry — signature, signed name    To give you a refund, we need your John Henry on this form …   English idioms

  • John Henry — John′ Hen′ry n. pl. John Henries inf a person s signature …   From formal English to slang

  • John Henry — /dʒɒn ˈhɛnri/ (say jon henree) noun US Colloquial → John Hancock. Also, henry. {from confusion with John Hancock} …   Australian English dictionary

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