John doe

What is John doe?

John doe definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:

an anonymous, average man.
a fictitious name used in legal proceedings for a male party whose true name is not known.Compare Jane Doe, Richard Roe.
of or for an unknown person; using the name John Doe to stand for an unknown person: The judge issued a John Doe warrant so the police could arrest the culprit when they identified him.
an unidentified man: The police were looking for a John Doe.