[lee-vis; French ley-vee]
- a city in S Quebec, in E Canada, across from Montreal, on the St. Lawrence.
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Word Origin and History for lévis
1926, American English, originally Levi's, from Levi Strauss and Company, original manufacturer. Strauss' innovation was the copper rivets at strain points. A cowboy's accessory, adopted as a fashion c.1940s.
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