variants or less commonly acid-wash
: of, relating to, or being a fabric or a garment that has been treated with a bleach solution to produce a streaked or discolored appearance

Examples of acid-washed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Patrick, 28, opted for a blue-on-blue-on-blue ‘fit consisting of a $1,120 Louis Vuitton T-shirt, acid-wash jeans and Dior B31 Runner Sneakers. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 26 Mar. 2024 Windbreakers figure prominently in the illustrations, as do acid-wash denim and graphic, oversized sweaters. Lisa Wong MacAbasco, Vogue, 27 Feb. 2024 The Bear star styled acid-wash jeans with a silky cream blouse, silver heels and a chunky chain necklace. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 19 Feb. 2024 The picture included an acid-wash gray Led Zeppelin shirt and a black Ozzy Osbourne T-shirt, placed next to each other. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 1 Feb. 2024 Caramel Swirls Loewe’s brown acid-wash jeans pair perfectly with a simple dark brown sweater and flats. Christina Holevas, Vogue, 19 Jan. 2024 Aside from the uneven waistband, these jeans fall into a nearly straight silhouette from thigh to hemline, and its faded, acid-wash fabric adds a little extra texture to this already-standout pair. Michelle Rostamian, Peoplemag, 18 Aug. 2023 While Shake dressed in a full Canadian tuxedo—complete with an acid-wash bomber jacket—Depp's wardrobe choice was a little more heat-friendly. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 31 July 2023 Tennis legend Andre Agassi even played the 1988 US Open in a pair of acid-wash jorts. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 19 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1987, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acid-washed was in 1987

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“Acid-washed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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