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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Nokia’s outfits are reason enough to watch the video, though the ravers dancing at her side have some pretty wild looks of their own: think, neon green cargo pants, sporty tracksuits, metallic silver puffer jackets, and even a Teletubbies backpack. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Princess Nokia’s New Music Video Is a Tribute to Cybergoth Raver Style," 13 July 2018 The man also had a handgun tucked in his cargo pants, according to police. Avi Selk, chicagotribune.com, "Man arrested after shouting 'womp, womp' and pulling a gun on immigration protesters," 1 July 2018 The man also had a handgun tucked in his cargo pants, according to police. Avi Selk, BostonGlobe.com, "Man arrested after shouting ‘womp, womp’ and pulling a gun on immigration protesters," 1 July 2018 Officers searched her and found packets of white powder in her cargo pants. Fox News, "Florida woman reported to jury duty with cocaine: sheriff," 30 June 2018 At the time of his disappearance, Abraham, who wears glasses and speaks with a southern accent, was clad in dark-colored cargo pants, a gray T-shirt and a gray fedora. City News Service, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Police on lookout for missing man with dementia," 26 June 2018 While much of the collection clung to Mrs. West's famous frame, other pieces—slouchy neon orange tops, mock-necks, and cargo pants—offered new spins on prior seasons’ exaggerated unisex sizing. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Kim Kardashian West and Kylie Jenner Continue to Roll Out Yeezy Season 7 for the Paparazzi," 14 June 2018 Menswear Got a Shiny, Snappy Update Satin cargo pants for dudes? Steff Yotka, Vogue, "The Biggest News From New York Fashion Week Fall 2018," 16 Feb. 2018 But just as styles from past decades have popped up (think overalls, Calvin Klein undies and cargo pants), fashions from the '00s are having their own resurgence. Anika Reed, USA TODAY, "The early '00s are back and you're going to want to stock up on tube tops and spaghetti straps," 1 May 2018

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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