capri pants

plural noun, often capitalized C
ca·​pri pants | \ kə-ˈprē- How to pronounce capri pants (audio) \

Definition of capri pants

: 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 And Lucy, the brilliant trailblazer, didn’t don her capri pants often enough to own the look. Washington Post, 13 May 2021 This was no crop top/skirt combo or even a jacket and jeans–instead, Bella wore a bra with matching capri pants (???). Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, 20 Apr. 2021 Even with all the vivid hues and statement patterns, the week’s most surprising proposition came in the form of a vintage silhouette: capri pants. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 19 Apr. 2021 She was last seen wearing a neon green and purple pullover, capri pants and a dark t-shirt. NBC News, 5 Dec. 2020 She was last seen wearing glasses, a black tank top and beige capri pants. Tom Steele, Dallas News, 25 Aug. 2020 For a little romance in your loungewear, this extremely chic set comes with lace detailing on the shoulders and hem of the capri pants. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, 5 Aug. 2020 Campbell was last known to be wearing denim capri pants and black shirt with a multi-color design. Howard Koplowitz |, al, 23 June 2020 Those items include sunglasses, a hand mixer, several pairs of capri pants, and a beekeeping kit. Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker, 18 June 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'capri pants.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of capri pants

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for capri pants

Capri, Italy

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about capri pants

Time Traveler for capri pants

Time Traveler

The first known use of capri pants was in 1952

See more words from the same year

Statistics for capri pants

Last Updated

20 May 2021

Cite this Entry

“Capri pants.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for capri pants

capri pants


English Language Learners Definition of capri pants

: close-fitting women's pants that end above the ankle


Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!