blue jeans


noun (used with a plural verb)

close-fitting trousers made of blue denim or denimlike fabric, having pockets and seams often reinforced with rivets, and worn originally as work pants but now also as casual attire by persons of all ages.Compare jean(def 2), Levi's.

Origin of blue jeans

First recorded in 1850–55
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Examples from the Web for blue jeans

  • They had on windbreakers the color of old cement and blue-jeans, with their waistbands concealed.

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  • But even in defeat, he carried down with him between rigid jaws the blue-jeans banner of victory.