\ ˈjēn \

Definition of jean

1 : a durable twilled cotton cloth used especially for sportswear and work clothes
2 : pants usually made of jean or denim usually used in plural

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Shop the look: Iro Ava Boots, $1,090 $763, Shopbop Here's a winter outfit formula that never, ever fails: a striped sweater plus light-wash skinny jeans plus black suede boots. Avery Matera, Glamour, "17 Ways to Wear Thigh-High Boots This Winter," 11 Jan. 2019 Sans boyfriend Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart opted for boyfriend jeans instead. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "10 Instagram-Worthy Ways to Wear Boyfriend Jeans," 8 Jan. 2019 Madewell takes old jeans back in exchange for a discount on new ones. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "The Case for Buying Less Clothing," 4 Jan. 2019 Just like with other notoriously difficult-to-shop-for items, like jeans, there’s a wide variation in how bras of the same size will fit from brand to brand, even from one style to another. Talia Abbas, SELF, "11 Expert Tips for Finding the Right Bra Size and Fit," 23 July 2018 More ways to save money: Flare highlighter is the new flared jeans: Follow Allure on Instagram and Twitter, or subscribe to Allure's newsletter for daily beauty stories delivered right to your inbox. Allure, "The Best Sales This Week That Are Not Amazon Prime Day," 17 July 2018 While some slime did find its way onto my black jeans, that did wash out. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "14 Outrageous Facts About Nickelodeon Slime," 10 Dec. 2018 Matthews walked beside her in a gray jacket, jeans, and blue sneakers while pushing the stroller. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Pippa Middleton Walks with Her New Baby in a Cozy Zara Coat," 3 Dec. 2018 Carson's comment about Adam's look came just one night after the coach sported a green-and-black striped polo, black jeans, and two chain necklaces. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "'The Voice' Host Carson Daly Called Out Adam Levine in Front of Everyone," 2 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of jean

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for jean

short for jean fustian, from Middle English Gene Genoa, Italy + fustian

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