inseam

noun

in·​seam ˈin-ˌsēm How to pronounce inseam (audio)
: 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 Available in short, regular, and long inseams, they can be styled a few different ways. Red Fabbri, Travel + Leisure, 29 May 2024 These cotton-blend shorts with a 7-inch inseam have a wide, stretchy waistband with a drawstring for a more custom fit. Jennifer Maldonado, Peoplemag, 28 May 2024 The straight-leg jeans’ inseam ends right at the ankle, giving you a chance to show off your shoes. Erika Reals, Peoplemag, 17 May 2024 The design is on the shorter side, with a 3-inch inseam in the biker shorts and a mid-thigh length. Chaunie Brusie, Rn, Parents, 14 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for inseam 

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inseam was in 1886

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“Inseam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inseam. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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inseam

noun
in·​seam ˈin-ˌsēm How to pronounce inseam (audio)
: the seam on the inside of the leg of a pair of pants
also : the length of this seam

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