[ den-uh m ]
/ ˈdɛn əm /
a heavy, Z-twist, twill cotton for jeans, overalls, and other work and leisure garments.
a similar fabric of finer quality, for covering cushions, furniture, etc.
denims, (used with a plural verb) a garment, especially trousers or overalls, made of denim.
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Origin of denim
1685–95; < French: short for serge de Nîmes serge of Nîmes
Words nearby denim
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Example sentences from the Web for denims
Men mostly composed the throng that alighted––big, weather-stained fellows in rough jeans and denims.A Breath of Prairie and other stories|Will Lillibridge
British Dictionary definitions for denims (1 of 2)
/ (ˈdɛnɪmz) /
jeans or overalls made of denim
British Dictionary definitions for denims (2 of 2)
/ (ˈdɛnɪm) /
- 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
C17: from French (serge) de Nîmes (serge) of Nîmes
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