jeans

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally a shortened form of jean fustian (from Middle English Gene (Genoa; Genovese) + fustian (strong cotton fabric). The -s was added to jean under influence from the cognate Old French Jannes (modern French Gênes).

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jeans pl (plural only)

  1. A pair of trousers made from denim cotton.
    Traditionally most jeans are dyed dark blue.
    • 1873, Mark Twain [pseudonym; Samuel Langhorne Clemens]; Charles Dudley Warner, The Gilded Age: A Tale of To-day, Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Company, published 1874, OCLC 19373517, page 19:
      As a general thing, they were dressed in homespun “jeans,” blue or yellow—there were no other varieties of it; all wore one suspender and sometimes two—yarn ones knitted at home,—some wore vests, but few wore coats.
    • 2013 August 3, “Revenge of the nerds”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8847:
      Think of banking today and the image is of grey-suited men in towering skyscrapers. Its future, however, is being shaped in converted warehouses and funky offices in San Francisco, New York and London, where bright young things in jeans and T-shirts huddle around laptops, sipping lattes or munching on free food.

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jeans

  1. plural of jean

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: τζιν (tzin)
  • Hindi: जीन्स (jīns)
  • Irish: jíons

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English jeans.

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jeans f (plural jeans, diminutive jeansje n)

  1. A pair of jeans (denim trousers)
  2. (by extension) Any denim garment
  3. (invariable) The cotton fabric denim

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French[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /dʒin/, (after English) /dʒins/
  • (file)

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jeans m

  1. plural of jean

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English jeans.

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jeans m pl (plural only)

  1. jeans (trousers)
    Hypernym: pantaloni
    di jeansjean, denim (relational)

References[edit]

  1. ^ jeans in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)
  • jeans in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English jeans.

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jeans m pl

  1. (Jersey) jeans

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English jeans.

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jeans m (uncountable)

  1. (Brazil) denim (type of textile)
    O jeans é frequentemente tingido de anil.
    Denim is often dyed indigo.
    Synonym: ganga

Noun[edit]

jeans m pl or m (in variation) (plural only)

  1. jeans (denim trousers)
    Vista seus jeans.
    Wear your jeans.
    Synonym: calças de ganga

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jeans (plural jeans, not comparable)

  1. (Brazil) made of denim
    saia jeansdenim skirt
    Comprei uma jaqueta jeans.
    I bought a denim jacket.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English jeans.

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  • IPA(key): (everywhere but Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈʝins/, [ˈɟ͡ʝĩns]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /ˈʃins/, [ˈʃĩns]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈʒins/, [ˈʒĩns]

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jeans m (plural jeans)

  1. jeans (trousers)
    Synonym: pantalones vaqueros
  2. plural of jean

Usage notes[edit]

Spelling proscribed as an anglicism; the spelling yin or yines is preferred.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diccionario panhispánico de dudas, vaquero