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Mary Jane1

[mair-ee jeyn] /ˈmɛər i ˈdʒeɪn/
noun
1.
a small, round sponge cake, usually with a circular indentation on top, for topping with fruit, whipped cream, etc., and served as an individual portion.
Trademark.
2.
Mary Janes, small bits of chocolate, candy, sugar, or the like, for sprinkling on ice cream; sprinkles.
3.
a brand of young girls' low-heeled shoe of patent leather having across the instep a single strap that fastens at the side.

Mary Jane2

[mair-ee jeyn] /ˈmɛər i ˌdʒeɪn/
noun, Slang.
1.
marijuana.
Abbreviation: MJ.
Also, maryjane [mair-ee-jeyn] /ˈmɛər iˌdʒeɪn/ (Show IPA).
Origin of Mary Jane2
1925-1930
1925-30; translation of Mexican Spanish marijuana, by the popular assumption that it is a compound of Spanish María and Juana
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  • Pretty soon Mary Jane came down the path with the water pail.

    The Goody-Naughty Book Sarah Cory Rippey
  • And this time Mary Jane dried her hands and picked up the kite.

    The Goody-Naughty Book Sarah Cory Rippey
  • Just then he heard Mary Jane calling, "Bobby, will you get me some water?"

    The Goody-Naughty Book Sarah Cory Rippey
  • "We should never get rid of her," she had said to her eldest daughter, Mary Jane.

    Miss Mackenzie

    Anthony Trollope
  • “Then there must be a lot of parks,” suggested Mary Jane with interest.

    Mary Jane's City Home Clara Ingram Judson
British Dictionary definitions for Mary Jane

mary jane

noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a slang term for marijuana
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for Mary Jane

Mary Ann

noun phrase

Marijuana or a marijuana cigarette (1920s+ Narcotics)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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