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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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).

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jeans pl (plural only)

  1. 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.

jeans

  1. plural of jean

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English jeans.

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jeans f (plural jeans, diminutive jeansje n)

  1. A pair of jeans (denim trousers)
  2. (by extension) Any denim garment
  3. (invariable) The cotton fabric denim

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jeans m

  1. plural of jean

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English jeans.

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jeans m pl

  1. (Jersey) jeans

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English jeans.

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jeans m (uncountable)

  1. denim (type of textile)
    O jeans é frequentemente tingido de anil.
    Denim is often dyed indigo.

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jeans m pl or m (in variation) (plural only)

  1. jeans (denim trousers)
    Vista seus jeans.
    Wear your jeans.

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jeans (plural jeans, not comparable)

  1. made of denim
    saia jeansdenim skirt
    Comprei uma jaqueta jeans.
    I bought a denim jacket.

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jeans m (plural jeans)

  1. jeans (trousers)

Usage notesEdit

Spelling proscribed as an anglicism; the spelling yin or yines is preferred.[1]

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  1. ^ Diccionario panhispánico de dudas, vaquero