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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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Examples for sweatpants
  • They fail to brush their teeth, or start wearing sweatpants instead of fitted clothes.
  • 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.
  • He was last seen wearing a white sweatshirt and gray sweatpants.
  • Boys can wear running shorts or sweatpants with fitted tops, or with your shirt tucked in.
  • Tennis shoes, boots and sweatpants are not allowed for exchange purposes.
  • Don't forget to bring sweatpants, a t-shirt, and gym shoes to each meeting.
  • He had mud all over his sweatpants and red stains on his thermal boxer shorts.
Word Origin and History for sweatpants
n.

by 1946, from sweat + pants.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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