parachute pants

plural noun

Definition of parachute pants

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

Examples of parachute pants in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wear your raddest neon shirts, side ponytails, parachute pants, fanny packs and spandex. Luann Gibbs,, "New Year's Eve events in Cincinnati: Say bye to 2019 and hi to 2020," 23 Dec. 2019 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. NBC News, "Six years of Dateline's Missing in America: 134 still missing," 5 Dec. 2019 Trousers were either wide palazzo pants or ready-to-jump parachute pants, while jackets were both double-breasted and single-button. Washington Post, "Armani unveils Italian Olympic team uniforms during MFW," 15 June 2019 From sheer parachute pants to chainlink sunglass chains, patterned tights to dad sandals, there's a trend for every day of month. Eliza Huber,, "27 Looks We're Trying Out In June," 4 June 2019 Breakdancing might seem like a product of the ’80s, like jelly bracelets or parachute pants. Victor Mather, New York Times, "The Olympics Would Be Better With a Breakdancing Competition. Discuss.," 23 Apr. 2018 Athleticwear Crop tops, preferably with a logo like Levi’s, topped denim shorts as well as parachute pants, like the ones worn by Rihanna to her Fenty x Puma bash. Booth Moore, The Hollywood Reporter, "Top 10 Coachella Fashion Trends: Boob Glitter, Fanny Packs, Pierced Braids and More," 16 Apr. 2018 The actress would go on to land her breakout roles in Superbad and Easy A. Ryan Gosling Bring on the parachute pants! Grace Gavilanes,, "9 Throwbacks That Would Totally Embarrass These Celebs If They Found Out We Unearthed Them," 25 Jan. 2018 That the young girls' frolic in the woods—which leads to all the trouble—is evoked with a generic contemporary interpretive dance and Reverend Parris is inexplicably clad in parachute pants undercuts the solemnity of the proceedings as well. Chicago Reader, "Choir Boy, Foxfinder, and 12 more stage shows to see now," 12 Oct. 2017

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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“Parachute pants.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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