cargo pants

plural noun

Definition of cargo pants

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

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He was last seen wearing a black and gold beanie, puffy black jacket, black t-shirt, and tan cargo pants with white high-top shoes., "Gresham 11-year-old missing, police seek help finding him," 29 June 2019 Later on the Treehouse Stage, SHAED frontwoman Chelsea Lee underwent an outfit change, switching from her earlier multicolored tulle dress into an edgy black bra top and cargo pants. Gab Ginsberg, Billboard, "Panic! At The Disco, Vampire Weekend and More Usher in Summer at Firefly Music Festival," 24 June 2019 While cargo pants come in for some disparagement, the designers embraced their utility without worrying that stuffed compartments would ruin the line. Washington Post, "Sunnei to Palm Angels, streetwear in fashion focus in Milan," 16 June 2019 Floral dresses were upcycled, vintage Levi’s jeans were reconstructed and encrusted with a Swarovski crystal tiger print, and cargo pants were cropped and tailored. Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, "The Attico and Re/Done Launched a Sustainable Capsule Collection," 16 May 2019 Proper cargo pants slowly evolved from a baggy combat staple to a ’70s protest garment, to a grunge rebel’s garb in the ’90s, to a pop-princess essential by that decade’s end (see:... Katharine K. Zarrella, WSJ, "Cargo Pants: The Most Hotly Contested Trend for Women," 14 May 2019 Meghan wears a tank top and cargo pants while Harry sports a green shirt and navy shorts. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Shared a Previously Unseen Photo From Their Botswana Trip," 4 Apr. 2019 Case in point: Her leopard print, pointed toe, high-heeled booties from Gianvito Rossi and green cargo pants by Monse are both from consignment website The RealReal. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Look Is Money: How Three Editors Dress for Work," 22 Mar. 2019 Shopping 18 Slides There are very few fashion terms that evoke as much disgust as cargo pants. Glamour, "It’s True: Cargo Pants Are Actually Coming Back," 14 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of cargo pants

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cargo pants was in 1951

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