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- n. A pair of trousers made from denim cotton
- n. Plural form of jean.
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). (Wiktionary)