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
Recent Examples of jean from the Web
Returned jeans, factory seconds, late season items and more up to 80 percent off retail.
Silver Lake’s Buck Mason has jumped on the bandwagon, selling its no-frills line of men’s tees, chinos, jeans, and button-downs from a repurposed ’97 GMC school bus dubbed The Open Road.
Vanellope quickly wins the princesses over, though, and inspires them to slip out of their famous gowns and into something a little more comfortable: sweats, jeans, shirts, and hoodies.
Dressed in a team polo shirt and jeans, the tall, athletic Dane arrived in 2012 to work at a private academy in Shanghai run by a former Danish national team player.
Police said the robber was described as a black man, between 20 and 25 years old, standing approximately 6-feet, 4-inches tall, with a thin build and wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans, a black ski mask and black gloves.
What are the building blocks of your style: Skinny jeans, blazers, black dresses, loose blouses, wedge booties/heels.
Americans may buy coffee from Central America, electronics from China, cars from South Korea and jeans sewn in Turkey.
Denim shop closes in Orland Jean Therapy closed its doors for good last month after a nine-year run selling blue jeans and other denim products and accessories in Orland Park.
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Origin and Etymology of jean
short for jean fustian, from Middle English Gene Genoa, Italy + fustian
First Known Use: 1567See Words from the same year
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