Originally a shortened form of jean fustian (from Middle English Gene (“Genoa; Genovese”) + fustian (“strong cotton fabric”). The -s was added to jean under influence from the cognate Old French Jannes (modern French Gênes).
jeans pl (plural only)
- A pair of trousers made from denim cotton.
- 2013 August 3, “Revenge of the nerds”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8847:
- Think of banking today and the image is of grey-suited men in towering skyscrapers. Its future, however, is being shaped in converted warehouses and funky offices in San Francisco, New York and London, where bright young things in jeans and T-shirts huddle around laptops, sipping lattes or munching on free food.
- Traditionally most jeans are dyed dark blue.
- plural of
- See also Thesaurus:trousers
- jean (obsolete)
- A pair of jeans (denim trousers)
- (by extension) Any denim garment
- (invariable) The cotton fabric denim
jeans m (uncountable)
- denim (type of textile)
- O jeans é frequentemente tingido de anil.
- Denim is often dyed indigo.
jeans m pl or m (in variation) (plural only)
- jeans (denim trousers)
- Vista seus jeans.
- Wear your jeans.
jeans (plural jeans, not comparable)
- made of denim
- saia jeans ― denim skirt
- Comprei uma jaqueta jeans.
- I bought a denim jacket.