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 inseam adjustment is also adjustable between 28″ and 35″. Chris Hachey, BGR, 9 June 2021 These machine washable sweat shorts feature a three-inch inseam and curved hem for easier movement. Daria Smith, Southern Living, 3 June 2021 Plus, these shorts are available in sizes XXS to 3X. With a five-inch inseam, these classic running shorts provide plenty of coverage and chafe-free wear. Travel + Leisure, 7 May 2021 Swedish men’s underwear brand CDLP went even shorter, making what appears to be swim trunks with a two-inch inseam. Eliza Huber,, 8 Apr. 2021 These shorts, which have a longer 9-inch inseam, feature an elastic waistband with an adjustable inner drawcord and deep pockets that can hold a phone, keys and other essentials. Ambar Pardilla, NBC News, 23 Mar. 2021 In terms of fit, these shorts have a high rise and a shorter inseam, at 3 inches. Ambar Pardilla, NBC News, 23 Mar. 2021 One doesn’t have to buy stilts, or spend a day in Bradley’s size-17 shoes and 42-inch inseam pants to understand his point of view. Dallas News, 17 Mar. 2021 Short running shorts have a three-inch inseam and are preferred by sprinters and long-distance runners. Sian Babish,, 1 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of inseam

1886, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jun 2021

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“Inseam.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of inseam

US : the line where two parts of a pair of pants are sewn together from the top of the inside of the leg to the bottom also : the length of this line

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