Originally a shortened form of jean fustian (from Middle English Gene (“Genoa; Genovese”) (from Latin Genua) + fustian (“strong cotton fabric”). The -s was added to jean under influence from the cognate Old French Jannes (modern French Gênes).
jeans pl (plural only)
- 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, 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.
- plural of
- See also Thesaurus:trousers
- jean (obsolete)
- A pair of jeans (denim trousers)
- (by extension) Any denim garment
- (invariable) The cotton fabric denim
- plural of
jeans m pl (plural only)
- jeans in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
jeans m pl
jeans m (uncountable)
- (Brazil) denim (type of textile)
- Synonym: ganga
- O jeans é frequentemente tingido de anil.
- Denim is often dyed indigo.
- (Brazil, relational) denim
- saia jeans ― denim skirt
- Comprei uma jaqueta jeans.
- I bought a denim jacket.
- Rhymes: -ins
jeans m (plural jeans)
- (plural only) jeans
|Declension of jeans|