jean

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noun \ˈjēn\

Definition of jean

  1. 1 :  a durable twilled cotton cloth used especially for sportswear and work clothes

  2. 2 :  pants usually made of jean or denim —usually used in plural

Origin and Etymology of jean

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


First Known Use: 1567



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