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Every Man Jack of Them

Everyone. The older form of everyone was everichon, often divided into every chone, corrupted first into every-john, then into every Jack, then perverted into every man Jack of 'em.

“I shall them soon vanquish every chone.”

Shepherd's Kalender.

“To have hadde theym ... slayne everye chone.” —More: On the Passion Weeks.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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