blue jeans

noun (used with a plural verb)
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.

1850–55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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blue jeans

trousers originally designed in the United States by Levi Strauss in the mid-19th century as durable work clothes, with the seams and other points of stress reinforced with small copper rivets. They were eventually adopted by workingmen throughout the United States and then worldwide.

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Example sentences
He wore a denim shirt and blue jeans or a leather jacket and brown corduroys.
Lightweight cotton khakis and hiking pants are generally a better choice than
  blue jeans, which can be heavy.
Patching a heart is certainly trickier than patching an old pair of blue jeans.
Freddie was uncomfortable in her fancy dress, wishing she was wearing her usual
  old blue jeans.
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