jean

noun \ ˈjēn \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

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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Origin and Etymology of jean

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



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