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Words nearby Jeans
What are jeans?
Jeans are a type of pants traditionally made from denim (a kind of cotton fabric).
The word most commonly refers to denim blue jeans. Jeans can be other colors, but they’re most commonly blue. The defining feature of most jeans is that they’re made out of some kind of denim or denim-like fabric. Most jeans have seams and pockets that are reinforced with rivets—small metal fasteners.
Jeans were originally worn as pants for rugged work, but they are now most commonly worn as casual attire.
Like the words pants and trousers, jeans is always used in the plural form when referring to the pants.
The word jean (without an s at the end) can be used to refer to the material and is typically used as a modifier to describe garments that are made of this material, as in jean jacket or jean shorts.
Example: I love being able to wear jeans to work on casual Fridays.
Where does jeans come from?
The first records of the word jeans in reference to the pants come from the mid-1800s. The first jeans were produced by tailor Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss of Levi Strauss & Co. Levi’s, as they came to be called, were originally created for and used by miners.
The word jeans is derived from the term jean fustian, in which fustian refers to a kind of fabric and jean comes from Gene, in reference to Genoa, Italy—where such fabric was known for being manufactured.
Today, jeans are made from a variety of fabrics and fabric blends, but they’re still called jeans if they resemble denim blue jeans. (Some people draw the line at jeggings—denim leggings that resemble tight-fitting jeans.)
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What are some other forms related to jeans?
- jean (noun, adjective)
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How is jeans used in real life?
Jeans are very popular casualwear that some people also wear as rugged work pants.
I will only wear jeans that have been thrifted from the 80s/90s -or- Walmart jeans. I will not waver from this.
— designbitch💫 (@motto_moo) August 4, 2020
I appreciate how my school’s plans pulled a page straight from Target’s manual of employee morale by letting us wear jeans every day this fall.
It’s almost as meaningful as bagels in the break room. Which I also experienced this past week.
— David (@Dav1dZ1mm) August 5, 2020
— Laurie Salisbury (@lauriezkidz) June 7, 2016
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True or False?
If pants are called jeans, it means they are made out of 100% denim cotton.
Example sentences from the Web for Jeans
He was standing on the corner and wearing only a T-shirt and jeans, and this was 11:30 at night and it was really cold.
Available at Neiman Marcus Rialto Jeans, $245 These jeans are truly wearable art.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Angelina Jolie in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was certainly not common, in those days, for journalists to carry any considerable amount of cash in their jeans.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire|H.L. Mencken|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Five minutes later, wearing a dress shirt and jeans, Davenport appears.
It lands with mischievous accuracy, mottling the crotch of my jeans.Leaky Ceilings, Catcalls, and Uncaged Pythons: 4 Hours on NYC’s Worst Subway|Kevin Zawacki|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was wearing his only pair of jeans, and there wasn't much else for him to take.Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance|Frances Cavanah
In the course of the brief journey, he thrust his hand deep into his jeans and pulled out a quarter.Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North|Fullerton Waldo
Facing him was a solemn, burning-eyed pupil and adversary of fifteen in a linsey-woolsey shirt and jeans overalls.The Tempering|Charles Neville Buck
He nodded toward the strip of jeans left on the floor by the dog.Heart of the Blue Ridge|Waldron Baily
He was a heavy-set, slouchy man in jeans, broad-shouldered and bowlegged.Oh, You Tex!|William Macleod Raine