The word 'denim' comes from 'de Nimes', Nimes being the town the fabric was originally produced.
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submitted by SylphofLight, October 26, 2016
The name derives from serge de Nîmes meaning 'serge from Nîmes'. Nîmes, a city in Southern France, is known for its textiles. The contemporary term 'jeans' comes from the French name (Gênes) for the city of Genoa, Italy. This was where the first denim trousers were made.
This quote was added August 12, 2007.