in·​seam | \ ˈin-ˌsēm How to pronounce inseam (audio) \

Definition of inseam

: the seam on the inside of the leg of a pair of pants also : the length of this seam

Examples of inseam in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The brand offers a variety of options for this style, including lots of colors, three inseam lengths, and sizes ranging from XXS through 6XL. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 7 July 2022 For those who choose not to rock microshorts (i.e., most of us) there are the Agravics ($110), which have a 9.5-inch inseam. Justin Nyberg, Outside Online, 14 May 2015 Sometimes variations in riders’ torso and inseam lengths are to blame. Kelly Bastone, Outside Online, 28 Oct. 2020 For example, a pant that was traditionally offered in inseam sizes of 32 or 34 can now be ordered in size 33. Shelley E. Kohan, Forbes, 15 June 2022 Across waistband sizes and inseam lengths, other Amazon shoppers love the ribcage jean's extra high-rise and relaxed fitting leg. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 1 June 2022 The shorts are made of a quick-dry polyester, four-way stretch, and an athletic 6.5-inch inseam that gives them Magnum P.I. flare. Graham Averill, Outside Online, 15 Sep. 2020 The new slim fit, shorter inseam design was paired with a lightweight, four-way stretch fabric that allows for unrestricted movement. Lydia Tanner, Outside Online, 27 May 2022 Look for a shorter inseam and slim fit for the 2022 version on these utilitarian classics. Sarah Boyd, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of inseam

1886, in the meaning defined above

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31 Jul 2022

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“Inseam.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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