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(of a garment or fabric, especially denim) washed with abrasives and chemicals to produce a faded or bleached appearance.‘low-rise acid-washed jeans’
- ‘The last time a Chicago mayor tried to jump-start the city's flagging apparel industry, acid-washed jeans and shoulder pads reigned.’
- ‘In the penthouse, acid-washed red, yellow and green velvet throws inject a vivid splash of colour.’
- ‘I can see his crisp, clean, acid-washed, tapered jeans as if they were in front of me.’
- ‘You don't even need to see these guys to know they sport white-man afros cut into mullets, white high-tops and acid-washed denim three sizes too small.’
- ‘The show seems designed not for straight men but for the exasperated women who love them - and hate their acid-washed jeans.’
- ‘I roomed with my school friend Emily, and we were joined at the acid-washed hip.’
- ‘She descended a flight of stairs decked out in some weird acid-washed trench coat complete with frills and a red fedora.’
- ‘If you're willing to sift through loads of scary prom dresses, stretched-out sweaters and acid-washed jeans, you'll pay a third of the price, if not less.’
- ‘Stone-washed and acid-washed jeans are out; dark denim is in.’
- ‘They spend their days enjoying mid-'90s shenanigans, like wearing large hats and acid-washed jeans.’
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