What does denim mean?

Definitions for denimˈdɛn əm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jean, blue jean, denim(noun)

    (usually plural) close-fitting trousers of heavy denim for manual work or casual wear

  2. denim, dungaree, jean(noun)

    a coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric


  1. denim(Noun)

    A textile often made of cotton with a distinct diagonal pattern.

  2. Origin: From the phrase serge de Nîmes, after the French town of Nîmes, where denim fabric was originally produced.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Denim(noun)

    a coarse cotton drilling used for overalls, etc

  2. Origin: [Of uncertain origin.]


  1. Denim

    Denim is a rugged cotton twill textile, in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces the familiar diagonal ribbing of the fabric, which distinguishes denim from cotton duck. It is characteristic of any indigo denim that only the warp threads are dyed, whereas the weft threads remain plain white. As a result of the warp-faced twill weaving, one side of the fabric shows the blue warp threads, the other side shows the white weft threads. This is why jeans are white on the inside and what makes denim's fading characteristics unique compared to every other fabric.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Denim

    den′im, n. coloured twilled cotton goods for overalls, &c.

Editors Contribution

  1. denim

    A type of textile and material created and produced in various colors, shapes, sizes and styles used for a variety of purposes.

    Denim is a popular material and is used to make clothing, hats and for various other purposes.

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Anagrams for denim »

  1. EDMIn

  2. minde

  3. mined


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of denim in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of denim in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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