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den·im

 (dĕn′ĭm)
n.
1.
a. A coarse, twilled cotton fabric, often blue, traditionally used for overalls and work clothes and now used for jeans and casual wear.
b. denims Pants or another garment made of this fabric.
2. A similar but finer fabric used in draperies and upholstery.

[French (serge) de Nîmes, (serge) of Nîmes, after NîmesFrance.]
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denim

(ˈdɛnɪm)
n
1. (Textiles)
a. a hard-wearing twill-weave cotton fabric used for trousers, work clothes, etc
b. (as modifier): a denim jacket.
2. (Textiles)
a. a similar lighter fabric used in upholstery
b. (as modifier): denim cushion covers.
[C17: from French (serge) de Nîmes (serge) of Nîmes]
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den•im

(ˈdɛn əm)

n.
1. a heavy twill fabric of cotton or other fibers woven with white and colored, often blue, threads, used esp. for jeans.
2. a lighter, softer fabric resembling this.
3. denims, (used with a pl. v.) clothes of denim.
[1685–95; < French: short for serge de Nîmes serge of Nîmes]
den′imed, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.denim - (usually plural) close-fitting trousers of heavy denim for manual work or casual weardenim - (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.denim - a coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabricdenim - 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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Translations
دِنيم: قِماش قُطْنيدينم
džínovinariflovina
denim
farkkukangas
traper
farmervászon
skáofinn grófur baîmullardúkur, dením
デニム
데님
džinsinis audinysdžinsinis drabužis
džinsu audums
riflovina
jeanstyg
ผ้ายีนส์
kot kumaşpamuklu kumaş
vải bông chéo

denim

[ˈdenɪm]
A. Ntela f vaquera denimsvaqueros mpl, bluyín msing (esp LAm)
B. CPD denim jacket Nchaqueta f vaquera, cazadora f vaquera, saco m de vaquero (LAm)
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denim

[ˈdɛnɪm] njean mdenim jacket nveste f en jean
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denim

n
Jeansstoff m, → Köper m
denims plBluejeans pl, → Jeans pl
adj attrJeans-; denim jacketJeansjacke f; denim suitJeansanzug m
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denim

[ˈdɛnɪm]
1. ntessuto jeans denims npl (clothes) → blue jeans mpl
2. adj (jacket, skirt) → di jeans
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

denim

(ˈdenim) noun, adjective
(of) a kind of cotton cloth, often blue, used for making jeans, overalls etc.
ˈdenims noun plural
clothes, especially jeans, made of denim. She wore blue denims; a pair of denims.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

denim

دينم riflovina denim Jeansstoff ντένιμ tela para jeans, tela vaquera farkkukangas jean traper denim デニム 데님 denim denim dżins ganga, tecido denim джинсовая ткань jeanstyg ผ้ายีนส์ kot kumaş vải bông chéo 粗棉布
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Nimes in France, where the fabric itself was created, the so-called "Serge de Nimes" which led to the name denim.
The name denim is believed to have derived from serge de Nimes (cloth of Nimes).
Which popular material is named after the French fabric "serge de Nimes"?
The future of the popular fabric was the focus at a recent international fashion fair in Paris -- after all most believe the word denim derives from the French "serge de Nimes", a serge from the city of Nimes.
Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis imported 'serge de Nimes' (or denim as it is now known) from France.