Definition of Janner in English:



South West English
  • 1A person from Devon, especially the city of Plymouth.

    ‘us Janners are blessed to be closer to St Ives than the rest of the country’
    ‘she was born to an RAF family from Plymouth (they were proper Janners)’
  • 2

    (also janner)
    derogatory A young person of a type characterized by brash and loutish behaviour (usually with connotations of a low social status)

    ‘couple of janners are just casually going through the bins outside my window’
    ‘you probably caught something from those janners yesterday’


1960s from Jan, representing a regional pronunciation of the given name John + -er.