Definitions for denimˈdɛn əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

den•imˈdɛn əm(n.)

  1. a heavy twill fabric of cotton or other fibers woven with white and colored, often blue, threads, used esp. for jeans.

    Category: Textiles

  2. a lighter, softer fabric resembling this.

    Category: Textiles

  3. denims, (used with a pl. v.) clothes of denim.

Origin of denim:

1685–95; < F: short for serge de Nîmes serge of Nîmes


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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. denim(noun)ˈdɛn əm

    a thick cloth used to make jeans


  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


  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.

Anagrams of denim

  1. EDMIn

  2. minde

  3. mined

Translations for denim

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of) a kind of cotton cloth, often blue, used for making jeans, overalls etc.

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