parachute pants

plural noun

: baggy casual pants of lightweight fabric often with an elastic or drawstring at the waist and the cuffs

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web So much so, that global shopping platform Lyst named the brand’s parachute pants as one of the biggest products of 2022, with searches on the platform up 63% the past few months. Frances Solá-santiago, refinery29.com, 15 Nov. 2022 Steven was last known to be wearing a blue-green Charlotte Hornets basketball team jacket, a tan and white striped t-shirt, tan parachute pants, and black boots. Dateline Nbc, NBC News, 6 Dec. 2022 These parachute pants, crafted from nylon with crystal embellishments, are a masterful approach to fall's athluxe trend. Laura Lajiness Kaupke, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 Sep. 2022 These beautiful parachute pants were actually made by my boyfriend. refinery29.com, 22 Aug. 2022 Is Healing debuted at New York Fashion Week last year, models emerged through the skeleton of a greenhouse in earth tone parachute pants, vegan leather tote bags and wood-grain knitwear sets. Ferron Salniker, Los Angeles Times, 9 Sep. 2022 In the pics, taken by photographer Rory Kramer at the Sziget Festival 2022, the model paired halter crop top in a shade of golden yellow with hot-pink parachute pants featuring drawstrings at the waist and ankles. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 14 Aug. 2022 Hailey looked cool in the same baggy Motel parachute pants, but in cobalt blue, to match her Sculpt Swim triangle bikini. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 July 2022 The 43-year-old Dawson’s Creek actor and street-style favorite wears tanks that reveal a sliver of midriff with breezy parachute pants and a simple cardi. Alice Cary, Vogue, 8 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of parachute pants was in 1977

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“Parachute pants.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parachute%20pants. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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