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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
1850-1855
1850-55
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Word Origin and History for blue jeanses

blue jeans

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Encyclopedia Article for blue jeanses

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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