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[ jeenz ]


  1. Sir James (Hop·wood) [hop, -w, oo, d], 1877–1946, English astrophysicist and author.



/ dʒiːnz /

plural noun

  1. informal trousers for casual wear, made esp of denim or corduroy
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/ dʒiːnz /


  1. JeansSir James Hopwood18771946MEnglishSCIENCE: astronomerSCIENCE: physicistSCIENCE: mathematician 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
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Jeans1

plural of jean
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Example Sentences

Suzy Biszantz, president of Favorite Daughter, Hervé Léger, Hudson and Joe’s Jeans, which are all part of Centric Brands Group, told Glossy that she signed a year-long lease in April on a large office complex in the Arts District of Los Angeles.

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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.

The whims of fashionistas have brought us bellbottoms and skinny jeans and everything in between.

Available at Neiman Marcus Rialto Jeans, $245  These jeans are truly wearable art.

Instead, break out a form-fitting garment — think skinny jeans or a curve-hugging dress.

James Carville, who showed up in dark sunglasses, blue jeans, and running jacket.

It really ain't safe for such pilgrims t' be cavortin' over the prairies with all that boodle in their jeans.

Sometime a book will be written about the Jeans of this war, the great friendships it has brought forth between men.

Major Parker was a brisk little man, clad in brindle jeans of ancient cut, resplendent with brass buttons.

"That's one way for 'em to get blue jeans," said the driver cryptically.

She was in jeans, maybe she was eighteen, maybe she was Rodan's daughter.


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More About 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.

The word jeans can technically be used to refer to pants made from other materials, such as corduroy, but this isn’t common. For example, pants made out of corduroy are commonly called corduroys.

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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How is jeans used in real life?

Jeans are very popular casualwear that some people also wear as rugged work pants.



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True or False? 

If pants are called jeans, it means they are made out of 100% denim cotton.




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