- Sir James (Hop·wood) [hop-woo d] /ˈhɒp wʊd/, 1877–1946, English astrophysicist and author.
Origin of jean
- born 1921, Grand Duke of Luxembourg 1964–2000.
- a male given name, form of John.
- a female given name.
Examples from the Web for jeans
Contemporary Examples of 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.Hunt for Iraq Vet After Killing Spree
December 16, 2014
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
November 29, 2014
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
October 4, 2014
Five minutes later, wearing a dress shirt and jeans, Davenport appears.'Lord Fraud' Gets Out of Jail, Back Into Orgies
August 26, 2014
It lands with mischievous accuracy, mottling the crotch of my jeans.Leaky Ceilings, Catcalls, and Uncaged Pythons: 4 Hours on NYC’s Worst Subway
August 8, 2014
Historical Examples of jeans
He was a heavy-set, slouchy man in jeans, broad-shouldered and bowlegged.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
She had cleaned up the worst of the mess and changed into a fresh shirt and jeans.Make Mine Homogenized
The chauffeur struggled into his jeans and adjusted them before replying.The Rough Road
William John Locke
He nodded toward the strip of jeans left on the floor by the dog.
Thus released, the broad strip of jeans fluttered to the floor.
- informal trousers for casual wear, made esp of denim or corduroy
Word Origin for jeans
- 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
- a tough twill-weave cotton fabric used for hard-wearing trousers, overalls, etcSee also jeans
Word Origin for jean
- 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
"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.