denim

/den"euhm/, n.
1. a heavy, Z-twist, twill cotton for jeans, overalls, and other work and leisure garments.
2. a similar fabric of finer quality, for covering cushions, furniture, etc.
3. denims, (used with a pl. v.) a garment, esp. trousers or overalls, made of denim.
[1685-95; < F: short for serge de Nîmes serge of NÎMES]

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Durable twill-woven fabric with coloured (usually blue) warp (lengthwise) and white filling (crosswise) threads, also sometimes woven in coloured stripes.

The name originated in the French serge de Nîmes. Denim is usually all-cotton, though it is sometimes made of a cotton-synthetic mixture. Decades of use in the clothing industry, especially in the manufacture of overalls and trousers worn for heavy labour, have demonstrated denim's durability, a quality that, along with its comfort, made denim jeans extremely popular for leisure wear in the late 20th century.

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fabric
      durable twill-woven fabric with coloured (usually blue) warp and white filling threads; it is also woven in coloured stripes. The name is said to have originated in the French serge de Nîmes. Denim is yarn-dyed and mill-finished and is usually all-cotton, although considerable quantities are of a cotton-synthetic fibre mixture. Decades of use in the clothing industry, especially in the manufacture of overalls and trousers worn for heavy labour, have demonstrated denim's durability. This quality also made denim serviceable for leisure wear in the late 20th century. See also jeans.

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