from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A heavy, strong, twilled cotton, used in making uniforms and work clothes.
- n. Pants made of jean, denim, or another durable fabric.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Denim.
- adj. Made of denim (as "jean jacket").
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A twilled cotton cloth.
- n. Same as blue jeans.
- n. Pants made of different fabrics, resembling blue jeans.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as jane, 1.
- n. A twilled cotton cloth, used both for underwear and for outer clothing: commonly, of garments, in the plural. Also written jane.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (usually plural) close-fitting trousers of heavy denim for manual work or casual wear
- n. a coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric
Short for obsolete jene (fustian), Genoan (fustian), from Middle English jene, gene, from Old French Genes, Genoa.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Middle English Gene ("Genoa"), from the Old French Jannes. Bleu de Gênes (“Genovese blue”) was a blue dye made in Genoa used to tint the denim cloth produced in Nîmes (de Nîmes). (Wiktionary)