Where does the word denim come from?
It is from the French term serge de Nimes, a city in France famed for its pants. Serge is the name of a type of woven cloth.
denim [ˈdɛnɪm]n Textiles1. (Clothing, Personal Arts & Crafts / Textiles) a. a hard-wearing twill-weave cotton fabric used for trousers, work clothes, etc. b. (as modifier) a denim jacket 2. (Clothing, Personal Arts & Crafts / Textiles) a. a similar lighter fabric used in upholstery b. (as modifier) denim cushion covers[from French (serge) de Nîmes (serge) of Nîmes]