Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A shoe for girls or women having a broad, rounded toe and a strap that crosses the top of the foot and fastens at the side.
  • noun Marijuana.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A type of shoe for a girl (also a boy or child), having a rounded toe and a strap with a buckle.
  • proper noun A female given name
  • noun slang Marijuana.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Originally a trademark, after Mary Jane, a character in the comic strip Buster Brown by Richard Felton Outcault (1863–1928), American cartoonist.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of marijuana.]

Examples

  • None of us uttered a word as Mary Jane steered her car to the freeway entrance.

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  • None of us uttered a word as Mary Jane steered her car to the freeway entrance.

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  • None of us uttered a word as Mary Jane steered her car to the freeway entrance.

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  • None of us uttered a word as Mary Jane steered her car to the freeway entrance.

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  • You think they're really saying, here's a girl that looks like Mary Jane, has a name which recalls Mary Jane, and then...

    Watching the River Flow for 2/15 | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • You think they’re really saying, “here’s a girl that looks like Mary Jane, has a name which recalls Mary Jane, and then…BIG REVEAL…she’s actually Mary Jane!

    Watching the River Flow for 2/15 | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • Tha's been a cooartin' Mary Jane Oh - so you have been "seeing" a young lady called Mary Jane

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Tha's been a cooartin' Mary Jane Oh - so you have been "seeing" a young lady called Mary Jane

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Of course, being the first story arc after the One More Day silliness, this arc is going to have to live up to some stringent standards, like whether this story's quality was contingent upon it being a single Spider-Man (which is questionable, as the best aspects of this comic were the old-fashioned superhero stuff and the return of the supporting cast - neither of which hinged on Peter being married) and forcing the new potential love interest to be compared instantly to Mary Jane, which is a tough comparison for a new character, although Carlie Cooper hold up pretty well, I think (she even has an alliterative name!) as the nerdy, yet attractive, police scientist roommate/best friend of Harry Osborn's new girlfriend.

    The Amazing Spider-Man #546-548 Review | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • Happily, yesterday the Moses talk was brought to an end by the April baby herself, who suddenly remembered that I had not yet seen and sympathised with her dearest possession, a Dutch doll called Mary Jane, since a lamentable accident had bereft it of both its legs; and she had dived into the schoolroom and fished it out of the dark corner reserved for the mangled and thrust it in my face before I had well done musing on the nature and extent of my love for Moses -- for I try to be conscientious -- and bracing myself to meet the next question.

    The Solitary Summer

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