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Jeans

[jeenz] /dʒinz/
noun
1.
Sir James (Hopwood)
[hop-woo d] /ˈhɒp wʊd/ (Show IPA),
1877–1946, English astrophysicist and author.

jean

[jeen or for 1, British formerly jeyn] /dʒin or for 1, British formerly dʒeɪn/
noun
1.
Sometimes, jeans. a sturdy twilled fabric, usually of cotton.
2.
jeans, (used with a plural verb)
  1. blue jeans.
  2. pants of various fabrics, styled or constructed like blue jeans.
    Compare Levi's.
Origin
1485-1495
1485-95; short for jean fustian, earlier Gene(s) fustian Genoese or Genoa fustian
Related forms
jeaned, adjective
Can be confused
genes, jeans.

Jean

[French zhahn for 1, 2; jeen for 3] /French ʒɑ̃ for 1, 2; dʒin for 3/
noun
1.
born 1921, Grand Duke of Luxembourg 1964–2000.
2.
a male given name, form of John.
3.
a female given name.
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  • Designer Jeans are highfashion Jeans that are marketed as status symbols.
British Dictionary definitions for Jeans

jeans

/dʒiːnz/
plural noun
1.
informal trousers for casual wear, made esp of denim or corduroy
Word Origin
plural of jean

Jeans

/dʒiːnz/
noun
1.
Sir James Hopwood. 1877–1946, English astronomer, physicist, and mathematician, best known for his popular books on astronomy. He made important contributions to the kinetic theory of gases and the theory of stellar evolution

jean

/dʒiːn/
noun
1.
a tough twill-weave cotton fabric used for hard-wearing trousers, overalls, etc See also jeans
Word Origin
C16: short for jean fustian, from GeneGenoa

Jean

/French ʒɑ̃/
noun
1.
born 1921, full name Jean Benoît Guillaume Robert Antoine Louis Marie Adolphe Marc d'Aviano, grand duke of Luxembourg (1964–2000)
2.
Michaelle. born 1957, in Haiti. Canadian stateswoman and broadcaster; governor-general from 2005
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Word Origin and History for Jeans

jeans

n.

see jean.

Jean

masc. proper name, from French equivalent of John. Fem. proper name is from French equivalent of Jane.

jean

n.

"twilled cotton cloth," mid-15c., from Middle French jean fustian "fustian (a type of twilled cotton cloth) of Genoa," the city in Italy, from Old French Jannes "Genoa," from Latin Genua (see Genoa). The plural form jeans became standard 19c.

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Encyclopedia Article for Jeans

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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