denim

Definitions

  • Blue denims for the trip home
    Blue denims for the trip home
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n denim a coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric
    • n denim (usually plural) close-fitting trousers of heavy denim for manual work or casual wear
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word "Denim" comes from the French phrase "serge de Nimes" which is a fabric made in a town located in southern France
    • n Denim dĕn"ĭm A coarse cotton drilling used for overalls, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n denim A colored twilled cotton material used largely for overalls.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Denim den′im coloured twilled cotton goods for overalls, &c.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Of uncertain origin

Usage

In literature:

Not another set of 'The Orphans of Fernley,' bound in blue denim?
"Fernley House" by Laura E. Richards
Here her denims and muslins had run riot.
"The Indifference of Juliet" by Grace S. Richmond
Don't they always put orphans in blue denim?
"The Campfire Girls of Roselawn" by Margaret Penrose
They were clad exactly alike, in little denim overalls, faded by many washings and stiff with starch.
"Dorothy's House Party" by Evelyn Raymond
Denim is one of the best of all fabrics for a portiere in rooms constantly used.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
His jacket of gray denim hung loosely from his spare frame and his hollow cough bespoke a deep-seated ailment.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
The experienced prefer tough, ordinary clothes like dungarees and denim shirts.
"The Caves of Fear" by John Blaine
His neat denim jacket, now standard fatigue uniform for Soths, was unfastened.
"Backlash" by Winston Marks
A slender shoe peeped out beneath her denim skirt and tapped on a buried boulder.
"Bransford of Rainbow Range" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
Waiting for them was a torn scrap of blue denim such as rough overalls are made of.
"The Law of Hemlock Mountain" by Hugh Lundsford
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In poetry:

I am too young to grow a beard
But yes man it was me you heard
In dirty denim and dark glasses.
I look through everyone who passes
But ask him clear, I do not plead,
Keys Lids acid and speed.
"Street Song" by Thom Gunn
And there, by hydraulicking his ground beside a bedrock ditch,
With eye aflame and savage aim was Riley Dooleyvitch.
In long hip-boots and overalls, and dingy denim shirt,
Behind a giant monitor he pounded at the dirt.
"The Ballad Of Touch-The-Button Nell" by Robert W Service

In news:

Susie O Brings Laughter and Learning to 9th Annual Women in Denim Conference.
Louis vuitton monogram denim ,LV monogram denim ,discount LV m. A forum for discussion of sports and sports collecting.
Is colored denim OK in the office.
Denim Prints for Fall.
We are here today to share with you one of the coolest trends that is enchanting our eyes lately: denim prints.
Sharon takes a tour of the factory where Raleigh Denim jeans are made.
Retailer Goat Denim Clothing closes Ashland storefront.
Here's where to drop off clothes for this year's Denim Drive to help abused or neglected kids in our area.
In the 1970s the unthinkable happened -- fashion began to embrace denim.
In 1971, Levis won a prestigious Coty fashion award for its worldwide influence with denim.
For Denim Brands, Higher Cotton Prices are Hardly Fluff .
Items for sale include greeting cards, used items, denim carpet rugs made from old jeans, cookbooks and baked goods including pies, cookies, breads and foreign foods.
Date = Denim & Lace Gala .
Hidden in a nondescript business park across the street from a Home Depot on the border of La Habra and Brea is one of the coolest experiences any denim snootist—or really, anyone —could enjoy.
The seventh-grader has collected more than 13,000 pairs of denim pants since 2009 for recycling.
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In science:

Sobolev, G.A. and Denim, V.M., Mekhanoelektricheskie yavleniya v Zemle (Electromechanical Phenomena in the Earth), Moscow: Nauka, 1980.
Solar wind triggering of geomagnetic disturbances and strong (M>6.8) earthquakes during the November - December 2004 period
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