Origin of jean
Examples 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
Word Origin for jeans
Word Origin for jean
"twilled cotton cloth," mid-15c., from Middle French jean fustian "fustian (a type of twilled cotton cloth) of Genoa," the city in Italy, from Old French Jannes "Genoa," from Latin Genua (see Genoa). The plural form jeans became standard 19c.