- a durable cotton cloth in a twill weave, used for work clothes and casual wear
- [pl.] trousers of this material, often blue, or of denim, flannel, etc.
Origin of jeanfrom Middle English Gene (fustian), (fustian) of Genoa from Old French Janne from Medieval Latin Janua from Classical Latin Genua, Genoa
- Fr. var. of John
- a feminine name: var. Jeanne
- A strong, twilled cotton, traditionally used in making uniforms and work clothes.
- jeans Pants made of jean, denim, or another durable fabric.
Origin of jeanShort for obsolete jene fustian Genoan fustian from Middle English jene, gene from Old FrenchGenes , Genoa
- Made of denim (as "jean jacket").
- A female given name.
From a Middle English feminine form of John, from Old French Jehane; sometimes considered Scottish.