jean

[ jeen or, for 1, British formerly jeyn ]
/ dʒin or, for 1, British formerly dʒeɪn /

noun

Sometimes jeans . a sturdy twilled fabric, usually of cotton.
jeans, (used with a plural verb)
  1. blue jeans.
  2. pants of various fabrics, styled or constructed like blue jeans.Compare Levi's.

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Origin of jean

1485–95; short for jean fustian, earlier Gene(s)fustianGenoese or Genoa fustian

OTHER WORDS FROM jean

jeaned, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH jean

genes, jeans

Definition for jean (2 of 2)

Jean
[ French zhahn for 1, 2; jeen for 3 ]
/ French ʒɑ̃ for 1, 2; dʒin for 3 /

noun

1921–2019, Grand Duke of Luxembourg 1964–2000.
a male given name, form of John.
a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for jean (1 of 2)

jean
/ (dʒiːn) /

noun

a tough twill-weave cotton fabric used for hard-wearing trousers, overalls, etcSee also jeans

Word Origin for jean

C16: short for jean fustian, from Gene Genoa

British Dictionary definitions for jean (2 of 2)

Jean
/ (French ʒɑ̃) /

noun

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
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