Definition of jeans in English:


plural noun

  • Hard-wearing casual trousers made of denim or other cotton fabric.

    ‘he wore a pair of faded jeans and a white T-shirt’
    • ‘She usually wears jeans, trainers and a black leather jacket and may be wearing glasses.’
    • ‘She was wearing blue denim jeans and a jacket, a long jumper and a small yellow metal ring decorated with bows.’
    • ‘He was wearing black jeans with a rip on his left knee and a blue sweater.’
    • ‘Even in the casual jeans and turtle necked shirt that he wore she was almost certain of his identity.’
    • ‘He had short hair, was clean shaven and was wearing a shirt, jacket, jeans and a white baseball cap.’
    • ‘I have spent the past week wearing black jeans that are just a bit snug for comfort.’
    • ‘He was wearing blue denim jeans, a white shirt with blue stripes in a criss-cross pattern.’
    • ‘Liz was wearing the new jeans, boots and denim blouse she had got at Christmas.’
    • ‘The girl wore a beige fake leather jacket, blue stone-washed jeans and white trainers.’
    • ‘He was wearing blue denim jeans, trainers, a top possibly with white stripes and either a hat or a hood.’
    • ‘Jamie was wearing a green sweater that brought out his jade eyes and a pair of faded denim jeans.’
    • ‘Zach was decked out in the same scruffy jeans he'd been wearing in the video.’
    • ‘He's wearing baggy jeans with loads of rips in and his normal black and red converse are on his feet.’
    • ‘We had no money to buy fancy clothes, so we just used to wear our jeans because it was a lot cheaper.’
    • ‘Below the top, she wore faded jeans and scuffed trainers, and held a burgundy jumper in her lap.’
    • ‘She testified that he was wearing blue acid washed jeans and was not wearing a shirt.’
    • ‘One had short blond hair and wore a blue, hooded sports jacket, dark jeans and white trainers.’
    • ‘Even a pair of jeans and a cotton shirt looks elegant and cool if it is clean and well ironed.’
    • ‘He was wearing a black turtleneck and tight black jeans, making him look even thinner than he was.’
    • ‘He was wearing a navy Polo shirt and slightly baggy jeans that looked quite good on him.’
    denims, blue jeans
    levi's, wranglers
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Mid 19th century: plural of jean.