Definition of demijohn noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdemidʒɒn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdemidʒɑːn//
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a very large bottle with a narrow opening at the top, for holding and transporting water, wine, etc. Word Originmid 18th cent.: probably an alteration of French dame-jeanne ‘Lady Jane’, by association with demi- ‘half-sized’ and the given name John.
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