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or plain-jane

[pleyn-jeyn] /ˈpleɪnˈdʒeɪn/
adjective, Informal.
simple and modest; unadorned; basic:
a plain-Jane car dressed up with leather upholstery.
Origin of plain-Jane
First recorded in 1935-40

plain Jane

noun, Informal.
a drab, unattractive, and generally uninteresting girl or woman.
First recorded in 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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plain Jane

"unattractive woman," first attested 1912.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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plain Jane

adjective phrase

Unadorned; stark; no-frills:''Plain Jane'' is how one gun collector describes the look

[1912+; the earliest examples read plain Jane and no nonsense]

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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