a drab, unattractive, and generally uninteresting girl or woman.
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Origin of plain Jane
First recorded in 1910–15
Words nearby plain Jane
Definition for plain Jane (2 of 2)
[ pleyn-jeyn ]
/ ˈpleɪnˈdʒeɪn /
simple and modest; unadorned; basic: a plain-Jane car dressed up with leather upholstery.
Origin of plain-Jane
First recorded in 1935–40
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Example sentences from the Web for plain Jane
The Daily Pic: Fluorescent tubes as plain-Jane art supplies.