noun \ˈde-nəm\

: a strong usually blue cotton cloth that is used especially to make jeans

denims : pants that are made of denim

Full Definition of DENIM

a :  a firm durable twilled usually cotton fabric woven with colored warp and white filling threads
b :  a similar fabric woven in colored stripes
plural :  overalls or trousers usually of blue denim
den·imed \-nəmd\ adjective

Examples of DENIM

  1. He's wearing faded denims and cowboy boots.

Origin of DENIM

French (serge) de Nîmes serge of Nîmes, France
First Known Use: 1695

Rhymes with DENIM


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Durable twill-woven fabric with coloured (usually blue) warp (lengthwise) and white filling (crosswise) threads, also sometimes woven in coloured stripes. The name originated in the French serge de Nîmes. Denim is usually all-cotton, though it is sometimes made of a cotton-synthetic mixture. Decades of use in the clothing industry, especially in the manufacture of overalls and trousers worn for heavy labour, have demonstrated denim's durability, a quality that, along with its comfort, made denim jeans extremely popular for leisure wear in the late 20th century.


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