Dictionary.com

demijohn

[ dem-i-jon ]
/ ˈdɛm ɪˌdʒɒn /
Save This Word!

noun

a large bottle having a short, narrow neck, and usually being encased in wickerwork.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of demijohn

1760–70; by folk etymology <French dame-jeanne, apparently special use of proper name
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for demijohn

British Dictionary definitions for demijohn

demijohn
/ (ˈdɛmɪˌdʒɒn) /

noun

a large bottle with a short narrow neck, often with small handles at the neck and encased in wickerwork

Word Origin for demijohn

C18: probably by folk etymology from French dame-jeanne, from dame lady + Jeanne Jane
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Book Your Online Tutor Now