blue jeans

plural noun

Definition of blue jeans 

: pants usually made of blue denim

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blue-jeaned \ˈblü-ˌjēnd \ adjective

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According to police, Palace was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jean shorts with pockets on the side when she was last seen. Deasia Paige, Detroit Free Press, "Police: Missing Flint girl, 5, may be with non-custodial mother," 11 June 2018 Police identified the suspect as Armando Juarez, 29, and was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jean shorts. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Home Depot shooting suspect caught in Dallas; 2 officers wounded critically," 24 Apr. 2018 The late Steve Jobs’ iconic uniform of black turtleneck and blue jeans — sans tie, of course — inspired many a think piece, and a generation of techies followed suit (good luck spotting a tie on the Facebook campus). Laura Newberry,, "Citing health study, Lancaster mayor wants to ban workplace necktie requirements for city employees," 12 July 2018 McConnell, wearing a green shirt tucked into blue jeans, isn't seen reacting or responding to the protesters. Thomas Novelly, The Courier-Journal, "Hecklers spoil another Mitch McConnell meal by blaring 'Fight The Power'," 9 July 2018 Police said he was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, blue jeans and red tennis shoes. Brieanna J Frank, azcentral, "Police: 'Distraught' over breakup, 17-year-old goes missing in Mesa," 1 July 2018 The attacker is described as black, about 30 to 35, 5 feet-10, about 175 pounds, with short hair and wearing a dirty white T-shirt and possibly blue jeans. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Robber bit 81-year-old's hand while trying to steal his wallet, West Allis police say," 27 June 2018 In response to Trump’s tariffs, Europeans are targeting the most iconic American products, such as motorcycles, blue jeans, and bourbon. Carson Kessler, Fortune, "Why Harley-Davidson Is Moving Production Overseas," 26 June 2018 More: Harley-Davidson to move some motorcycle production out of US after EU tariffs The Europeans are targeting iconic U.S. products like motorcycles, blue jeans and bourbon in retaliation for Trump's tariffs on European steel and aluminum. Gregory Korte, USA TODAY, "Trump accuses Harley-Davidson of being 'first to wave the white flag' on trade," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of blue jeans

1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blue jeans was in 1842

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English Language Learners Definition of blue jeans

: pants made of a strong blue cloth (called denim)

blue jeans

noun plural

Kids Definition of blue jeans

: pants made of blue denim

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