Definition of Jane in English:


Pronunciation /jān/ /dʒeɪn/


informal North American
  • A woman.

    • ‘I'm just an average Jane trying to get some return on her retirement savings’
    • ‘Not surprisingly, there are about three Joes for every Jane – but even so, that means there are over 8 million Janes.’
    • ‘Pretty much every Jane, Dick and Harry has a DVD writer in their PC system, DVD writers have become standard equipment.’
    lady, adult female, female


Early 20th century from the given name Jane; compare with Jane Doe.