What does denim mean?

Definitions for denimˈdɛn əm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word denim.

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. James Curleigh:

    Every one of our categories outside denim is growing faster than denim but we are still growing denim so 'protect the core, expand for more' is working.

  2. Your Happy Memories Porter:

    Say you come home with eight shades of blue, lay all the swatches out and compare them to each other. You will start to see the subtle differences between each color. Some of the blues lean toward green or aqua. Some are a denim shade. Some have a funky undertone that you just don’t like at all.

  3. Charisse Pasche:

    The best thing that you can do is start off with one product and perfect that, focus on that and not have too much inventory, what we want to be known for is our denim, and once we’ve created a base, there are lots of other things that we want to have that fit a female body but present masculinity.

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