Origin of denim
Examples from the Web for denim
There are young rock chicks and rock-boys and arty-looking men and women, in plaid, denim, ripped and stretched cardigans.The Cult of Blondie: Debbie Harry’s Very Special New York Picture Show|Tim Teeman|October 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now, the company is about to become a lot more visible with the introduction of a denim collection.Change.org Petition Asks Beyonce to Comb Blue Ivy’s Hair; Stella McCartney Joins War Child Art Project|The Fashion Beast Team|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The collection, which is “pure Diesel, but better,” featured lots of denim, leather, and military-inspired looks.Lupita Nyong’o for Lancome; Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Social Media Casting Call|The Fashion Beast Team|April 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The following looks—everything from eveningwear to denim jeans—dripped and dazzled with embellishment.
But, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Rihanna has emerged and triumphed once more—this time in a denim thong.Rihanna Teaches Miley Cyrus How to Twerk in Sexy Video for ‘Pour It Up’|Amy Zimmerman|October 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Denim, den′im, n. coloured twilled cotton goods for overalls, &c.
His clothing was also, in part, that of a parader: a brilliant-hued coat worn over his ordinary faded suit of denim.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
A pillow can be made out of a little bag of muslin or cotton or denim.Camp and Trail|Stewart Edward White
Amidships was a single man, clad in overalls and a denim shirt.The Flying Stingaree|Harold Leland Goodwin
A slender shoe peeped out beneath her denim skirt and tapped on a buried boulder.Bransford of Rainbow Range|Eugene Manlove Rhodes
British Dictionary definitions for denim
- a hard-wearing twill-weave cotton fabric used for trousers, work clothes, etc
- (as modifier)a denim jacket
- a similar lighter fabric used in upholstery
- (as modifier)denim cushion covers
Word Origin for denim
Word Origin and History for denim
1690s, from French serge de Nîmes "serge from Nîmes," town in southern France. Application to "coarse cotton cloth" is first recorded 1850 in American English. Denims "pants made of denim" recorded from 1868. The place name is Roman Nemausus, said to be ultimately from Gaulish nemo "sanctuary."