\ 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 eBay sale Express There's a ton of BOGO deals on jeans and hoodies over at Express right now. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "All the other stores having sales for Amazon Prime Day," 13 July 2018 On stage at the Hard Rock, Jacob stood in a button down, jeans and sneakers, greeting Connick Jr. with a hug. Emily Bloch,, "Harry Connick Jr. invites 10-year-old autistic piano prodigy on stage," 21 June 2018 Representatives of the bloc’s governments agreed to impose a 25 percent duty on 2.8 billion euros ($3.3 billion) of EU imports of a range of U.S. products including Harley-Davidson Inc. motorcycles, Levi Strauss & Co. jeans and bourbon whiskey. Jonathan Stearns,, "EU's Juncker Says Trump Called Him a ‘Brutal Killer’ at G-7," 14 June 2018 The man, wearing a hoodie, jeans and what looked like sunglasses, walked off with a full gas can and came back to fill a second. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "Wasilla Christian school loses 3 buses in fire linked to fuel theft," 5 June 2018 The video posted Sunday by Jose Caballero reportedly starts after Pack, in a red tank top and jeans, confronts the family about moving their truck. Crystal Hill, miamiherald, "He confronted a family over disabled truck at campsite, video shows. Now he's fired.," 1 June 2018 Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Tag told jurors Neuhart tore the woman’s jeans off, used his command presence to intimidate her into letting him back inside, then roughed her up and tried to rape her. Pauline Repard,, "Charges dismissed against Navy commander accused of attempted rape," 1 June 2018 Designers go back to denim, incorporating it into their collections season after season (and not just in ready-to-wear: Sonia Rykiel recently showed jeans as part of its first-ever couture show). Amy Hou, Glamour, "5 Unexpected Denim Trends to Try ASAP," 13 July 2018 Lei began introducing new products wearing Jobs’ signature black tee and stonewashed jeans, inviting mockery from some corners of the tech world. Charlie Cambell/beijing, Time, "Lei Jun Wants to Be China’s Answer to Steve Jobs. But Trump’s Trade War Is Getting In His Way," 12 July 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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