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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.
See also: Jane, plain
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I think every woman has a Plain Jane moment," Roe tells tabloid
Set in the swinging London of the '60s, Georgy is a plain Jane whose parents are servants in the household of a rich man (Mason) with an ailing wife.
GORGEOUS singer Christina Aguilera is a plain Jane - we'll that's what she thinks anyway.
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But fear not: Though Busch has written a touching portrait of a plain Jane with a heart of gold, he does riot sully his Norma Shearer-like reputation by playing Henrietta or any of the other characters in The Green Heart--his contribution is limited to the snappy, if familiar, book.