jean

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Middle English Gene ("Genoa"), from the Old French Jannes. Bleu de Gênes (“Genovese blue”) was a blue dye made in Genoa used to tint the denim cloth produced in Nîmes (de Nîmes).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

jean (uncountable)

  1. Denim.

Adjective[edit]

jean (not comparable)

  1. Made of denim (as "jean jacket").

Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English jean.

Noun[edit]

jean m (plural jeans)

  1. a pair of jeans

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ·dénai, prototonic form of do·gní.

Verb[edit]

jean (verbal noun jannoo, past participle jeant)

  1. do

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
jean yean n'yean
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.