Denim meaning

dĕnĭm
A textile often made of cotton with a distinct diagonal pattern.
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A coarse, sturdy twilled cotton cloth used as for jeans, overalls, and uniforms.
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A similar but finer fabric used in draperies and upholstery.
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Garments, as pants or shirts, made of this material, usually blue.
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Origin of denim

  • French (serge) de Nîmes (serge) of Nîmes after Nîmes France

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the French phrase serge de Nîmes (“serge from Nîmes”), after the French town of Nîmes, where denim fabric was originally produced.

    From Wiktionary