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.

1920–25; sweat + pants

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They fail to brush their teeth, or start wearing sweatpants instead of fitted
Sweatpants and cross training type running shoes that provide lateral support
  are preferred.
She was wearing green sweatpants and a light colored flowered t-shirt.
Suspect was wearing gray sweatpants, a gray hoodie, and a camouflage jacket.
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