cargo pants

plural noun

Definition of cargo pants

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

Examples of cargo pants in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bye, oversized cargo pants and baggy gym shorts – Billie Eilish has moved on. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Billie Eilish Just Wore Liquid Leather Leggings and My Jaw is On the Floor," 7 Nov. 2019 There are surprising touches of prep here and there—in madras skirts, three-piece suits, and mixed plaids—and lots of utility pieces, from cargo pants to boilersuits. Alex Finch, Vogue, "The Best Street Style From Seoul Fashion Week Spring 2020," 16 Oct. 2019 Cupcakes/coffee at Sugar Belle 515 Jordan Lane N.W. 256-258-8414 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. $3 cupcakes, around $3 coffee Trendy cupcakes have gone the way of cargo pants, but Sugar Belle is the real-deal. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "The ultimate Huntsville weekend: 30 local must-do’s," 27 Sep. 2019 The clothes included washed out, tie dyed dresses, cargo pants, bodysuits, and sweatsuits with scribbles of daisies. Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, "Collina Strada's NYFW 2019 Runway Show Was All About Saving The Earth," 9 Sep. 2019 The agents, wearing khaki cargo pants and navy T-shirts that identified them as an FBI Evidence Response Team, took pictures of the Vision’s interior, decks, staircases and entryways. Los Angeles Times, "Lack of escape routes in California boat fire becomes focus as investigation intensifies," 4 Sep. 2019 For anyone whose teen years overlapped with early-aughts fashion, cargo pants are not new territory. Glamour, "Cargo Pockets Are the Most Inevitable Trend of 2019," 4 Sep. 2019 The event planners encouraged guests to wear Hawaiian shirts, boot cut jeans, cargo pants and polo shirts with the collars popped to honor Moore’s 1990′s style. oregonlive, "Grand Prix of Portland: Will Power wins IndyCar event at PIR in big day for Team Penske (PHOTOS)," 2 Sep. 2019 The suspect has shoulder-length dreadlocks and was wearing a white shirt, black cargo pants, black shoes and glasses at the time of the incident, police said. Washington Post, "Suspect sought in attack on deaf woman," 31 Aug. 2019

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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13 Nov 2019

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