John vs Dirt - What's the difference?

john | dirt |

As a proper noun john

is very popular since the middle ages.

As a noun dirt is





(en noun)
  • (slang) A prostitute's client.
  • * 2004 , Dennis Cooper, The Sluts , page 233
  • In the first part of the video, Thad sucks the john's cock and takes a load in his mouth.
  • * 2013 , McLachlin CJ, Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford ( 2013 SCC 72), para. 62
  • In-calls, where the john comes to the prostitute’s residence, are prohibited.
  • (slang, US) A lavatory, toilet.
  • (slang) An outhouse privy. Also johnny house.
  • (slang) A name often used as a generic reference to a male of European, North-American, or Australian origin, while travelling in East Asia.
  • A male mule.
  • Synonyms

    * (sense, prostitute's client) see * (toilet) see

    Derived terms

    * port-o-john



    Alternative forms

    * (obsolete)


  • soil or earth
  • A stain or spot (on clothes etc); any foreign substance that worsens appearance
  • Previously unknown facts, or the invented "facts", about a person; gossip
  • The reporter uncovered the dirt on the businessman by going undercover.
  • Meanness; sordidness.
  • * Melmoth
  • honours thrown away upon dirt and infamy
  • In placer mining, earth, gravel, etc., before washing.
  • Derived terms

    * dirt bike * dirt nap * dirty * do someone dirt


    (en verb)
  • (rare) To make foul or filthy; soil; befoul; dirty