Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name; the standard feminine form of John since the 17th century.
  • proper n. A patronymic surname derived from a Middle English variant of John.
  • n. A woman, often specifically a girlfriend

Etymologies

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Examples

  • JANE GARRISON, ANIMAL PROTECTION ADVOCATE: Well, you know Jane, in a perfect world, not only should Michael Vick not be allowed to play in the NFL again, but in a perfect world, he should still be in jail for the torture that he put those dogs through.

    CNN Transcript Jul 20, 2009

  • GRACE: Well, I know this much, Jane Velez-Mitchell, the host of "ISSUES WITH JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL" airing just before our show -- Jane, I know that DNA apparently links him not only to Pressley, DNA found in the form of semen, blood and even skin under Pressly ` s fingernails.

    CNN Transcript Dec 10, 2008

  • JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL, INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST: Oh. ANDERSON: Well, Jane, it is the case, right?

    CNN Transcript Nov 28, 2007

  • JANE GARRISON, ANIMAL WELFARE ADVOCATE: Absolutely, Jane.

    CNN Transcript Jul 28, 2009

  • JANE GARRISON, ANIMAL WELFARE ADVOCATE: Absolutely, it is, Jane.

    CNN Transcript Oct 8, 2009

  • Though the name Jane Jacobs is often invoked these days like a prayer, these guys say they have never heard of her.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Meltdown is what I call the 'Jane Fonda scenario,' said nuclear consultant Lake Barrett, a former Energy Department and Nuclear Regulatory Commission engineer, referencing the 1979 movie The China Syndrome, in which a melting reactor core breaks through the containment barriers below it.

    Nuclear 'meltdown' no 'China Syndrome,' engineers say

  • That's what he calls Jane and Susan, β€œthe Bobbsey Twins from hell.”

    Number 6 Fumbles

  • Her transitions β€” like scrunching up her eyes when "Jane" is thinking, then opening them in wide, thrilled shock when "Deb" realizes that "Jane" has had a thought β€” are clear without seeming forced.

    Head diva Brooke Elliott is 'Drop Dead' terrific

  • In addition, the characters that might be interesting, the gay couple "The Davids" or the possibly key villain "Jane" float in and out with little reason given for either their appearance or disappearance.

    Reader reviews of Good Faith by Jane Smiley.

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