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Little John

noun
1.
a large, powerful yeoman who was a member of Robin Hood's band.
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  • "That's for all the world like the cry I heard from the little black pond to the westward," said Little John.

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry
  • I take my vow, this is an ill day for thee and me, Little John.

  • It was very dark, and Little John thought it only prudent to keep his fingers on his knife.

    Robin Hood Paul Creswick
  • At this all laughed but Little John and Robin, who twisted up his face.

  • Now I would give three golden angels from my own pocket if yon stout fellow would give Little John a right sound drubbing!

  • But what sayst thou, Little John, to a merry adventure this fair day?

  • He is asleep, Little John—let us lay him quietly upon his bed.

    Robin Hood Paul Creswick
  • Robin shook his head, for he knew better than to believe Little John's tale.

  • Just the props we need for a scene between Robin and Little John!

  • He hoped that he might discover Little John returning to them, repentant.

    Robin Hood Paul Creswick
British Dictionary definitions for Little John

Little John

noun
1.
one of Robin Hood's companions, noted for his great size and strength
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Little John in Culture

Little John definition


In English legend, one of the Merry Men who followed Robin Hood. He was large and burly. At his first meeting with Robin Hood, he beat Robin in a fight with cudgels.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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