sweat pants

sweatpants

[swet-pants]
noun (used with a plural verb)
loose-fitting pants of soft, absorbent fabric, as cotton jersey, usually with a drawstring at the waist and close-fitting or elastic cuffs at the ankles, commonly worn during athletic activity for warmth or to induce sweating.
Also, sweat pants.


Origin:
1920–25; sweat + pants

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sweat pants
 
pl n
loose thick cotton trousers with elasticated cuffs and an elasticated or drawstring waist, worn esp by athletes warming up or training

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