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jean

 (jēn)
n.
1. A strong, twilled cotton, traditionally used in making uniforms and work clothes.
2. jeans Pants made of jean, denim, or another durable fabric.

[Short for obsolete jene fustian, Genoan fustian, from Middle English jene, gene, from Old French Genes, Genoa.]

jean

(dʒiːn)
n
(Textiles) a tough twill-weave cotton fabric used for hard-wearing trousers, overalls, etc
[C16: short for jean fustian, from Gene Genoa]

Jean

(French ʒɑ̃)
n
1. (Biography) born 1921, full name Jean Benoît Guillaume Robert Antoine Louis Marie Adolphe Marc d'Aviano, grand duke of Luxembourg (1964–2000)
2. (Biography) Michaelle. born 1957, in Haiti. Canadian stateswoman and broadcaster; governor-general from 2005

jean

(dʒin)

n.
1. Sometimes, jeans. a sturdy twilled fabric, usu. of cotton.
2. jeans, (used with a pl. v.)
b. trousers of various fabrics, styled or constructed like blue jeans.
[1485–95; short for jean fustian, earlier Gene(s)fustian Genoa fustian]
jeaned, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jean - (usually plural) close-fitting trousers of heavy denim for manual work or casual wearjean - (usually plural) close-fitting trousers of heavy denim for manual work or casual wear
levis, Levi's - a popular brand of jeans
trouser, pant - (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately; "he had a sharp crease in his trousers"
workwear - heavy-duty clothes for manual or physical work
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
2.jean - a coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabricjean - a coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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Some one has played a joke upon you, Jean," and Olga laughed.
Burns wrote love songs too, for he was constantly in love--often to his discredit, and at length he married Jean Armour, Scots fashion, by writing a paper saying that they were man and wife and giving it to her.
Among the half dozen happened to be a certain Jean Baptiste Vandenhuten, a most ponderous young Flamand, not tall, but even now, at the early age of sixteen, possessing a breadth and depth of personal development truly national.
Jean, in front of the silver buffet of the city, which was guarded by four archers.
A poor Canadian, however, named Jean Baptiste Prevost, whom famine had rendered wild and desperate, ran frantically about the bank, after Jones had returned, crying out to Mr.
Jean Pied-du-Port the country was mottled with the white tents of Gascons, Aquitanians and English, all eager for the advance.
Well," began Jean Frollo once more," we must play the devil with them.
The Republic of Plato is also the first treatise upon education, of which the writings of Milton and Locke, Rousseau, Jean Paul, and Goethe are the legitimate descendants.
Another old chateau in the neighbourhood, built in the fourteenth century by Jean de Belmont, was also abandoned, so that that part of the country was very little inhabited.
A couple of tall poplars and a few other trees stood grouped on the clean, dark gravel, and under them a few garden benches and a bronze effigy of Jean Jacques Rousseau seated on its pedestal.
I was then reading a charming book by Jean Mace, The Slaves of the Stomach, and I was learning some valuable lessons from it, when Conseil interrupted me.
He had an old battered-up slouch hat on, and a greasy blue woollen shirt, and ragged old blue jeans britches stuffed into his boot-tops, and home-knit galluses -- no, he only had one.