- a girl or woman.
Origin of jane
- a female given name: derived from John.
Examples from the Web for jane
Contemporary Examples of jane
A new book from Mallory Ortberg imagines what literary legends including King Lear and Jane Eyre would have texted.What Would Jane Eyre Sext?
December 23, 2014
He never suffered any physical abuse and had grown close with Jane, Brooke, and her family.Beaten By His Church for Being Gay
December 16, 2014
For Jane Doe though, she was heading into yet another nightmare.
Daniels, 28, was allegedly the first to force “Jane Doe” to perform sexual acts on johns.
And though Wright kept a low profile for almost a year, he managed to solicit “Jane Doe” on online escort pages.
Historical Examples of jane
It was a very serious thing for the elements when they got into Aunt Jane's diary.
"He certainly was not what is called a domestic character," said Aunt Jane.
Kate and Harry, meanwhile, awaited their opportunity to go in and visit Aunt Jane.
Aunt Jane approached a degree nearer the equator, and said, gently, "I fear I do."
"It is a blessing that any of it is disposed of while you are not here," said Aunt Jane.
- slang, mainly US a girl or woman
fem. proper name, from French Jeanne, Old French Jehane, from Medieval Latin Johanna (see John). As a generic name for "girl, girlfriend" it is attested from 1906 in U.S. slang. Never a top-10 list name for girls born in the U.S., it ranked in the top 50 from 1931 to 1956. It may owe its "everywoman" reputation rather to its association with John.