plain-Jane

adjective
\ ˈplān-ˈjān How to pronounce plain-Jane (audio) \

Definition of plain-Jane

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: not fancy or glamorous : ordinary

plain Jane

noun
\ -ˈjān How to pronounce plain Jane (audio) \

Definition of plain Jane (Entry 2 of 2)

: one that is plain

First Known Use of plain-Jane

Adjective

1936, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for plain-Jane

Adjective

from the name Jane

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