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jane

[ jeyn ]
/ dʒeɪn /
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noun Slang.

a girl or woman.

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Origin of jane

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; generic use of the proper name

Definition for jane (2 of 2)

Jane
[ jeyn ]
/ dʒeɪn /

noun

a female given name: derived from John.
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British Dictionary definitions for jane

jane
/ (dʒeɪn) /

noun

slang, mainly US a girl or woman
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