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blue jeans

noun, (used with a plural verb)
1.
close-fitting trousers made of blue denim or denimlike fabric, having pockets and seams often reinforced with rivets, and worn originally as work pants but now also as casual attire by persons of all ages.
Compare jean (def 2), Levi's.
Origin of blue jeans
1850-1855
1850-55
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Word Origin and History for blue jeans

from 1843 as a type of fabric; see jean. As short for blue jeans trousers, from 1878.

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