Janeite

noun

Jane·​ite ˈjā-ˌnīt How to pronounce Janeite (audio)
: an enthusiastic admirer of Jane Austen's writings

Examples of Janeite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, many Janeites think the wet shirt scene faithfully portrays the tensions at play in Darcy and Bennet’s relationship. Catherine Duncan, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 Mar. 2024 After a while, even the most devoted Janeite might begin to wonder what the point is. Ted Scheinman, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Mar. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Janeite was in 1896

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“Janeite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Janeite. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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