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sweatpants

[swet-pants] /ˈswɛtˌpænts/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
1.
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
1920-1925
1920-25; sweat + pants
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sweatpants

n.

by 1946, from sweat + pants.

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