[jon-ee-kuhm-leyt-lee] /ˈdʒɒn iˌkʌmˈleɪt li/
noun, plural Johnny-come-latelies, Johnnies-come-lately.
a late arrival or participant; newcomer:
the Johnny-come-latelies producing space-war films after the trend had ended.
noun (pl) Johnny-come-latelies, Johnnies-come-lately
a brash newcomer, novice, or recruit
: a Johnny-comelately quasi-solution
A newcomer, as in She may be a Johnny-come-lately on the board, but she’s doing a fine job with publicity. [ 1830s ]
[jon-ee] /ˈdʒɒn i/ noun, South Midland and Southern U.S. 1. (def 3).
[jon-ee-juhmp-uhp] /ˈdʒɒn iˈdʒʌmpˌʌp/ noun 1. any of certain violets, especially Viola pedunculata, having variously colored flowers. 2. a small form of the pansy, V. tricolor. noun 1. (US & Canadian) any of several violaceous plants, esp the wild pansy
- Johnny law
[law] /lɔ/ noun 1. Andrew Bonar [bon-er] /ˈbɒn ər/ (Show IPA), 1858–1923, English statesman, born in Canada: prime minister 1922–23. 2. John, 1671–1729, Scottish financier. 3. William, 1686–1761, English clergyman and devotional writer. /lɔː/ noun 1. a rule or set of rules, enforceable by the courts, regulating the government of a state, the relationship between […]
modifier Like someone who has only one idea, one method, one explanation, etc: One of the great bogus management concepts is consensus; Johnny-one-note thinkingis just what corporations don’t need [1930s+; fr the title of a pre-WWII popular song about a musician with only one note]