Jane



[jeyn] /dʒeɪn/

noun, Slang.
1.
a girl or woman.
[jeyn] /dʒeɪn/
noun
1.
a female given name: derived from John.
/dʒeɪn/
noun
1.
(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.

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