Jane definition

jān
Jane is a woman's name, or is slang for a woman or a girl.

An example of Jane is a shortened version of Janet.

An example of Jane is a nickname for a woman whose name is unknown.

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1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.vii.

Certes was but a common Courtisane, / Yet flat refusd to haue a do with mee, / Because I could not giue her many a Iane.

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Alternative capitalization of Jane, a woman.
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(name, person, proper) A feminine name: dim. Janet, Jenny.
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(slang) A girl or woman.
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Alternative spelling of jean.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jane
Plural:
janes

Origin of jane

  • From Old French Jannes (“Genoway”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Alternative forms.

    From Wiktionary