a fictitious name used in legal proceedings for a female party whose true name is not known.
[jeyn air] /ˈdʒeɪn ˈɛər/ noun 1. a novel (1847) by Charlotte Brontë. Jane Eyre [(air) (1847)] A novel by Charlotte Brontë. Jane Eyre serves as governess to the ward of the mysterious and moody Edward Rochester. He proposes to her, but Jane discovers that he is already married to an insane woman. Eventually Jane and […]
- Jane goodall
[goo d-awl] /ˈgʊdˌɔl/ noun 1. Jane, born 1934, English primatologist and zoologist. Goodall (gd’ôl) British zoologist whose study of the life and habitat of the chimpanzee has greatly increased understanding of primate behavior. Goodall’s research demonstrated that chimpanzees are capable of complex emotional relationships, and have the skill and intelligence to make tools. She has […]
- Jane q citizen
noun phrase Any woman, esp the average or typical woman: The president seems very popular with Jane Q Citizen (1940s+)
/ˈdʒeɪˌnaɪt/ noun 1. a devotee of the works of Jane Austen