demijohn

[ dem-i-jon ]
/ ˈdɛm ɪˌdʒɒn /

noun

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

QUIZZES

Fend Off Sciolism With This Word Of The Day Quiz
Are you the Cinderella of this week’s quiz? Test your memory on the words and definitions from March 23–29.
Question 1 of 7
schlep

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. 2020

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