- a coarse, sturdy twilled cotton cloth used as for jeans, overalls, and uniforms
- [pl.] garments, as pants or shirts, made of this material, usually blue
Origin of denimfrom French (serge) de Nîmes, (serge) of Nîmes, where first made
- a. A coarse, twilled cotton fabric, often blue, traditionally used for overalls and work clothes and now used for jeans and casual wear.b. denims Pants or another garment made of this fabric.
- A similar but finer fabric used in draperies and upholstery.
Origin of denimFrench (serge) de Nîmes (serge) of Nîmes after Nîmes France
denim jacket and pants
From the French phrase serge de Nîmes (“serge from Nîmes”), after the French town of Nîmes, where denim fabric was originally produced.