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  • proper noun A female given name.

Etymologies

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A 20th century coinage from Jo-, as in Joanne or Josephine, and -lene, as in Marlene, Charlene, etc.

Examples

  • And besides being a fantastic singer (Jolene is one of the best songs ever) and hilarious actor (after 26 years, 9-to-5 still feels fresh), she can also cook.

    a cook of many colors | Homesick Texan

  • And besides being a fantastic singer (Jolene is one of the best songs ever) and hilarious actor (after 26 years, 9-to-5 still feels fresh), she can also cook.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • "Jolene" - I have a friend named Jolene; LUCKY gal, that one!

    TOGETHER THROUGH LIFE in the news (updated 5/1/09)

  • With Miley, Parton reworked her signature tune "Jolene" -- with the twist being about "an older woman and a younger woman fighting over the same man," Parton told the audience.

    ScrippsNews

  • Most surprising disappointment: Alexis Grace should have killed with Dolly Parton's classic "Jolene" - she even looks like Dolly!

    Top Stories - Google News

  • Even in a busy hospital there’s always time to gossip with fellow student nurses and Jolene is none too shy about her attraction to a resident mobster, even if she’s also the object of a computer geek’s affection on “General Hospital: Night Shift.”

    Night shift exposed! « Adventures in Juggling

  • Even in a busy hospital there’s always time to gossip with fellow student nurses and Jolene is none too shy about her attraction to a resident mobster, even if she’s also the object of a computer geek’s affection on “General Hospital: Night Shift.”

    12 « July « 2007 « Adventures in Juggling

  • Like a few weeks ago, the radio was set to a country station (not my first choice) and Dolly Parton's "Jolene" came on.

    Monday Muse #2: The Radio

  • Like a few weeks ago, the radio was set to a country station (not my first choice) and Dolly Parton's "Jolene" came on.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • She's written thousands of songs, including "Jolene," "Coat of Many Colors," and "I Will Always Love You," which was a big hit for Whitney Houston.

    Dolly Parton: Singing Songs From The Heart And Soul

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