draw·​string | \ ˈdrȯ-ˌstriŋ How to pronounce drawstring (audio) \

Definition of drawstring

: a string, cord, or tape inserted into hems or casings or laced through eyelets for use in closing a bag or controlling fullness in garments or curtains

Examples of drawstring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pants, meanwhile, are complete with plenty of stretch and a drawstring waistband that will keep things über-comfy. Snag them in seven colors ranging from gray to burgundy. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "Stock up for major savings on best-selling favorites at American Eagle," 26 Apr. 2020 Vuori Performance Jogger Pants These lightweight joggers that taper at the leg are made from a supremely soft fabric, with a comfy drawstring waistband and pockets. Lori Keong, SELF, "These Are the Most Comfortable Pants for Lounging, Maybe Ever," 25 Mar. 2020 Gregory wore a makeshift face mask made by his wife from a pillowcase and an elastic drawstring from an old pair of pants. Max Londberg, Cincinnati.com, "Coronavirus: Students face uncertain school future as they gather lesson packets," 19 Mar. 2020 When finished, pull the drawstring back together and watch it transform into the size of a clutch. Shauna Beni, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Travel Makeup Bags to Protect Your Beauty Products," 27 Mar. 2020 The hair is first flat twisted all around the head and then gathered in the back, before being wrapped up in a drawstring ponytail. Amanda Mitchell, Allure, "11 Simple Protective Hairstyles For Natural Hair To Do At Home," 19 Mar. 2020 The seams are completely sealed, the pockets are zippered, and there's a drawstring at the bottom so you and your stuff will be protected no matter how bad the downpour. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, "7 Packable Jackets That Won't Take Up Your Entire Suitcase," 22 Jan. 2020 Printed with red and pink hearts (and a few of the brand’s iconic whales), these pajama pants tie at the waist with a red drawstring. Jessica Migala, NBC News, "Best Valentine's Day gifts for her (or them) 2020," 28 Jan. 2020 The leggings and sports bras incorporate contouring and bonded technology and signature details include thumbholes in sleeves, secure zip pockets and flexible drawstrings. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Target set to launch 'All in Motion' this month, an activewear brand 'created for everyone'," 9 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of drawstring

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of drawstring was in 1845

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20 May 2020

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“Drawstring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drawstring. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of drawstring

: a string that can be pulled to close or tighten something (such as a bag or a piece of clothing)


draw·​string | \ ˈdrȯ-ˌstriŋ How to pronounce drawstring (audio) \

Kids Definition of drawstring

: a string at the top of a bag or on clothing that can be pulled to close or tighten

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