Origin of jean
- born 1921, Grand Duke of Luxembourg 1964–2000.
- a male given name, form of John.
- a female given name.
Examples from the Web for jean
The father, Jean Paul Kruse, was later charged with rape and sexual abuse.Judge: Rehoming Kids Is Trafficking
December 30, 2014
Major General Jean Kahwaji of the Lebanese armed forces recently declared an “open-ended war” with the militants.A Sunni-Shia Love Story Imperiled by al Qaeda
December 26, 2014
There are also essays on Jean Rys, Sylvia Plath, the Brontës, and Henry Roth.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination
December 26, 2014
Head mistress Jean Harris is the ultimate proof of “Hell Hath No Fury like a Woman Scorned.”Headmasters Behaving Badly
November 29, 2014
Jean Piaget, the most famous developmental psychologist of the 20th Century, highlights this in a classic study.Why Are Millennials Unfriending Organized Religion?
November 9, 2014
The mother forbade me the house, nor did Jean show that penitence that might have been expected.
Shortly after my last return to Ayrshire, I married "my Jean."
My wife is my Jean, with whose story you are partly acquainted.
I will release your feet; and then, monsieur, you follow my good Jean across the sands.
Jean regarded the situation with obviously surly disapproval.
- a tough twill-weave cotton fabric used for hard-wearing trousers, overalls, etcSee also jeans
- born 1921, full name Jean Benoît Guillaume Robert Antoine Louis Marie Adolphe Marc d'Aviano, grand duke of Luxembourg (1964–2000)
- Michaelle. born 1957, in Haiti. Canadian stateswoman and broadcaster; governor-general from 2005
Word Origin and History for jean
"twilled cotton cloth," mid-15c., from Middle French jean fustian "fustian (a type of twilled cotton cloth) of Genoa," the city in Italy, from Old French Jannes "Genoa," from Latin Genua (see Genoa). The plural form jeans became standard 19c.