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Mary Jane1

[mair-ee jeyn] /ˈmɛər i ˈdʒeɪn/
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.
Mary Janes, small bits of chocolate, candy, sugar, or the like, for sprinkling on ice cream; sprinkles.
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.
Abbreviation: MJ.
Also, maryjane [mair-ee-jeyn] /ˈmɛər iˌdʒeɪn/ (Show IPA).
Origin of Mary Jane2
1925-30; translation of Mexican Spanish marijuana, by the popular assumption that it is a compound of Spanish María and Juana Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for Mary Jane
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  • Suddenly there sounded a blast startlingly close to the Mary Jane.

  • But the part about it that Mary Jane and Alice liked the best was the back porch.

    Mary Jane's City Home Clara Ingram Judson
  • His mouth opened with dumb astonishment as Mary Jane whirled around on him with a laugh on her lips.

    Golden Stories Various
  • Mary Jane was afraid for a minute that she had made a mistake.

    Mary Jane's City Home Clara Ingram Judson
  • The very last thing before she went to bed, Mary Jane hung up her stocking.

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

mary jane

(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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