plain Jane

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plain Jane

A female who is not considered physically attractive by societal standards. Betty always felt like she was a plain Jane, so she was very surprised when the most handsome boy in school asked her to be his prom date.
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plain Jane

an unattractive girl or woman.
2002 Guardian [The film] assembles its stereotypes (the sexy exchange student, the plain Jane who's really a fox, the jock who is only dating her for a bet) then proceeds to gunk them all with a ton of scatalogical prankery.
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a plain ˈJane

(disapproving) a girl or woman who is not very pretty or attractive: She was a shy girl, who always thought of herself as a plain Jane.
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With the Pro service, users do get a lot of additional benefits over the plain-Jane free offering.
An entire show of gay ladies--not just dykes-in-training like Buddy, the tomboy in Family (Kristy McNichol, 1976) or the plain-Jane middle child (Jan Brady--c'mon, with those braces and a closer relationship with Alice than with her own mother?
While the Lancer Ralliart may not turn heads like the EVO does, the new fascia, body side moldings, rear wing and 5-spoke 16-inch alloys do set it apart from the plain-Jane sedan crowd.
It is the time when a book, often seen as the plain-Jane of entertainment, comes back into its own.
Adding a new fascia and grille to the plain-Jane Accord won't give it the pizzazz that draws kids to the RSX.