Pronunciation: ( jēn or, for 1, Brit. formerly jān), [key]
1. Sometimes, jeans. a sturdy twilled fabric, usually of cotton.
2. jeans, (used with a pl. v.)
a. See blue jeans.
b. pants of various fabrics, styled or constructed like blue jeans. Cf. Levi's.
Pronunciation: ( Fr. zhän for 1, 2; jēn for 3), [key]
1. born 1921, Grand Duke of Luxembourg since 1964.
2. a male given name, form of John.
3. a female given name.
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