Meaning of “jeans” in the English Dictionary

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"jeans" in British English

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jeansnoun [ plural ]

us uk /dʒiːnz/

A1 trousers made of denim (= strong blue cotton cloth) that are worn informally:

jeans and a T-shirt
I never wear jeans to work.

More examples

  • I pulled on my jeans and ran downstairs.
  • I must have put on a lot of weight over Christmas because I can only just squeeze into my jeans.
  • She was dressed casually in jeans and a sweatshirt.
  • She was wearing an old washed-out T-shirt and jeans.
  • Tight jeans will only emphasize any extra weight that you are carrying.

(Definition of “jeans” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jeans" in American English

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jeansplural noun

us /dʒinz/

pants made of denim (= strong, cotton cloth):

I don’t usually wear blue jeans to work.

(Definition of “jeans” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)