Meaning of JEAN in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈjēn ]


Etymology: short for jean fustian, from Middle English Gene Genoa, Italy + fustian

Date: 1577

1. : a durable twilled cotton cloth used especially for sportswear and work clothes

2. : pants usually made of jean or denim — usually used in plural

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.