plain-Jane

adjective \ ˈplān-ˈjān \

Definition of plain-Jane

: not fancy or glamorous : ordinary

Origin and Etymology of plain-jane

from the name Jane


plain Jane

noun \ -ˈjān \

Definition of plain Jane

: one that is plain

First Known Use of plain jane

1912


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