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1.
The act of being stubborn or unrelenting in a way that is hidden behind a veil of cute and aesthetically pleasing behavior and therefor difficult to perceive.
In that outfit, with that smile, I lost the debate. She was totally johnsoning me.
by Knowaspear April 07, 2011
 
2.
The act of purposefully injuring oneself in order to collect disability or workman's compensation from the government or military because you took out too many TSP loans and have nothing saved for retirement.
Upon realizing his retirement account was dwindled from excessive loans, John came to work and headed straight to the break room for some johnsoning, and instantly fell off of a ladder tearing his acl virtually ensuring future disability checks from the government.
by Ronald McDonald69 May 20, 2013