Meaning of JEAN in English


ˈjēn chiefly Brit ˈjān noun

( -s )

Etymology: short for jean fustian, from Middle English Jene, Gene Genoa, Italy (from Middle French Genes ) + fustian

1. also jeans plural but singular in construction : a durable twilled cotton cloth usually in solid colors or stripes used especially for sportswear and work clothes — compare denim , drill IX

2. jeans plural

a. : pants usually made of jean or denim and worn for work or sports — compare blue jeans

b. : trousers

had to dig into his jeans to pay for the rest of the albums — Down Beat

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