jean

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

Origin of jean

1485–95; short for jean fustian, earlier Gene(s) fustian Genoese or Genoa fustian
Related formsjeaned, adjective
Can be confusedgenes 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

born 1921, 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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