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denim

de·nim

denim

 
pronunciation:
de nm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sturdy, twilled, usu. cotton cloth used in clothing.
definition 2: (pl.) pants or overalls made of this.
definition 3: a finer grade of the same fabric used in upholstery.
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Denim comes from a French term, de Nimes ("from Nimes"). Nimes is the name of a town in France where this fabric was made.
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