Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • possessive proper n. A trademark used for denim trousers.

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  • n. blue jeans

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a popular brand of jeans
  • n. a popular brand of jeans

Etymologies

From the Levi's brand of blue jeans. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But not like my first trip 5 years ealier, when you could sell your Levi's for $50, and get a couple bucks for a JFK half-dollar.

    Turning point (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Gray found that far from Levi blocking a share issue – "blackmailing the club," as Bates claimed – in fact Bates himself decided not to do it, so avoiding FSF having to pay £1.4m which was owed to Levi and Levi's partner, Robert Weston.

    Ken Bates should answer some questions rather than make up enemies | David Conn

  • Levi's barrister, Simon Myerson QC, accused Bates of continuing to write that false account to distract Leeds fans from their club's imminent plunge, under Bates's chairmanship, into administration and relegation from the Championship.

    Ken Bates should answer some questions rather than make up enemies | David Conn

  • The judge, Sir Charles Gray, ruled that Bates had committed "grave" libels against Levi, saying Bates's chairman's articles, about a dispute he had had with Levi after Bates and the Cayman Islands-registered Forward Sports Fund had taken over Leeds from Levi's "Yorkshire consortium" in 2005, were "riddled with material inaccuracies".

    Ken Bates should answer some questions rather than make up enemies | David Conn

  • To stress the sturdy, all-American image of Maytag, he encouraged his staff to decorate the room with pictures of such products as Jeeps, Coca-Cola, Levi's jeans and Harley-Davidsons.

    Thinking Outside the Icebox

  • The area around Macy's is a shopping haven -- besides our beloved department store, we have such very different shops as Desigual, Victoria's Secret, Esprit, Zara, Uniqlo, Levi's, Who.

    Faith Hope Consolo: The Faithful Shopper: New Year's Wishes

  • Lucky Brand, known for its country-style jeans for urbanites—and the saucy red "Lucky You" stitched inside the fly—was once marketed somewhat like an upscale Levi's.

    The Shopping Science Behind Lucky's Revamp

  • While iconic symbols of American industry IBM, Bank of America, Nike, and Levi's for starters are taking progressive action on climate change, candidates who purport themselves as 21st century businessmen refuse to even acknowledge the science of humanity's biggest challenge.

    Mike Bellamente: In New Hampshire, a Primary Need for Climate Discussion

  • Passing through Times Square subway station these last weeks I've been struck by the new Levi's ad, which shows boys skateboarding and doing tricks on bikes wearing their jeans, whereas the girl's jeans are down around her ankles she's ostensibly pulling them on, after what, who knows, since she's standing beside an SUV in the middle of nowhere, flashing us a good look at her lacy panties.

    Mina Samuels: Can Strong Be Sexy?

  • But it also had a devoted following of shoppers who liked the customer service and selection of apparel that included Levi's and Red Wing boots.

    Bowing to Change

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