Definition of John Q. Public in English:

John Q. Public

noun

  • North American term for Joe Public
    • ‘This cartoon used two of Bill Sanders' favorite characters, John Q. Public and a fast-talking salesman in a plaid sports coat.’
    • ‘That doesn't mean the ideas involved are at the top of John Q. Public's mind, but it seems to me that what we learn in school shouldn't be totally forgotten.’

Pronunciation

John Q. Public