cargo pants

plural noun

: pants with cargo pockets typically on the sides of the legs at thigh level

Example Sentences

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cargo pants was in 1951

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“Cargo pants.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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