Jeans

[ jeenz ]
/ dʒinz /

noun

Sir James (Hop·wood) [hop-woo d] /ˈhɒp wʊd/, 1877–1946, English astrophysicist and author.

Definition for jeans (2 of 3)

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.

Origin of jean

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

Related forms

jeaned, adjective

Can be confused

genes jeans

Definition for jeans (3 of 3)

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 jeans (1 of 4)

jeans

/ (dʒiːnz) /

pl n

informal trousers for casual wear, made esp of denim or corduroy

Word Origin for jeans

plural of jean

British Dictionary definitions for jeans (2 of 4)

Jeans

/ (dʒiːnz) /

noun

Sir James Hopwood. 1877–1946, English astronomer, physicist, and mathematician, best known for his popular books on astronomy. He made important contributions to the kinetic theory of gases and the theory of stellar evolution

British Dictionary definitions for jeans (3 of 4)

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 jeans (4 of 4)

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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