drawstring

noun
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

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The main compartment features a sewn-in drawstring closure, which is ideal for loading up with treats and toys for the park, and the elastic mesh pocket in front fits my iPhone perfectly. Jessica Teich, Good Housekeeping, "This $16 Pouch Is Like a Diaper Bag for Dog Moms," 15 Mar. 2019 Out for dinner last night in Hollywood after heading to the polls, Kardashian West wore an unexpected suit consisting of a cream blazer, asymmetrical neon bodysuit, and white cargo pants complete with drawstrings at the waist and ankles. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Kim Kardashian West Is Bringing Back Cargo Pants," 7 Nov. 2018 Shirley attaches drawstrings and ribbons so that the dresses and pants can be adjusted on the babies. Kate Bennis, Good Housekeeping, "These Angel Gowns Bring Comfort to Grieving Families," 26 Dec. 2018 Sitting outside the Market were two tech workers dressed in layers for the San Francisco summer chill, wearing corporate badges on drawstrings. Nellie Bowles, The Seattle Times, "San Francisco officials to tech workers: Leave the office, buy your lunch," 31 July 2018 The loungewear fits the deliciously excessive mood, as in a set of plush drawstring pants with slits up to the hips and a turtleneck-meets-tunic with an inverted cutout that dips to the breastbone. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "A Former Cardi B Video Vixen Has Created the Most Instagrammable Loungewear Brand of the Year," 26 Sep. 2018 But for $160, Everlane’s extra-puffy option will do the trick thanks to its microfiber thermal insulation and boxy fit with a hidden drawstring waist that's designed to keep in heat. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "Everlane's ReNew Puffer With a 38,000 Person Waitlist Is Back in Stock," 29 Oct. 2018 Unlike other popular controllers, Knuckles firmly braces to the back of your hand via a drawstring. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Valve revamps its next controller, should make using hands in VR feel way cooler [Updated]," 22 June 2018 The singers both wore drawstring-waist pants in a bright hue of orange but styled them in slightly different ways. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande and Alessia Cara Match in Orange at the Amazon Music Unboxing Prime Event," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of drawstring

1845, in the meaning defined above

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drawstring

noun

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)

drawstring

noun
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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