Jane Doe

noun
\ ˈjān-ˈdō How to pronounce Jane Doe (audio) \

Definition of Jane Doe

: a woman who is a party to legal proceedings and whose true name is unknown or withheld

First Known Use of Jane Doe

1703, in the meaning defined above

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“Jane Doe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jane%20Doe. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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