capri pants

plural noun

ca·​pri pants kə-ˈprē- How to pronounce capri pants (audio)
often capitalized C
: close-fitting women's pants that end above the ankle

called also capris

Examples of capri pants in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Toni was last seen wearing a long blue blouse and black capri pants with a photo of Marilyn Monroe and a red rose on them. Veronica Fulton, NBC News, 11 July 2023 In the clip, shared on TikTok, the tourist, who is dressed in white capri pants and a blue shirt, held an empty plastic bottle under one of the fountain’s waterfalls and appeared to fill up the bottle with water from the spout. Julia Moore, Peoplemag, 16 Aug. 2023 Take a look through the best capri pants moments in street style to inspire your best summer 2023 ‘fit. Irene Kim, Vogue, 22 July 2023 Sandra Bullock wore a pair of flowy pants in late spring, Jennifer Lawrence was recently spotted in loose capri pants, and Katie Holmes wore wide-leg pants last month. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 11 July 2023 Gigi decided to pair her denim capri pants with the popular pointed-toe heels that were a prominent feature on the spring 2023 runways. Alex Kessler, Vogue, 7 July 2023 And our picks for the top cooling pajamas are just plain cute, too, in styles including two-piece sets, shorts, capri pants, joggers, tanks, sleep shirts, nightgowns, and more. Alesandra Dubin, Woman's Day Magazine, 18 May 2023 Many people were in capri pants, tennis shoes, jeans, flowered sandals, even a halter mini dress. Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 23 Dec. 2022 Off-camera, the actress’ wardrobe consists of her iconic black turtlenecks and capri pants (then known as pedal pushers). Cathy Whitlock, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History


Capri, Italy

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of capri pants was in 1952

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“Capri pants.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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