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 There were all-black looks for men and women, including a couple of corset tops, parachute pants and trench coats. Leanne Italie, ajc, 13 Sep. 2021 And those parachute pants aren’t even worth mentioning. Tim Kohut, BGR, 30 June 2021 The Fed’s vice chair for supervision, Randal K. Quarles, has warned that the rush to create central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) is a fad, like parachute pants in the 1980s. David Meyer, Fortune, 29 June 2021 Silver Spring’s Pride on the Plaza event wasn’t all parachute pants and dancing. Washington Post, 29 June 2021 According to Veneda Carter — a stylist who works with Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and Virgil Abloh, among others — parachute pants are the way to go. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, 13 Apr. 2021 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, 5 Dec. 2020 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, 5 Dec. 2020 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, 5 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of parachute pants

1977, in the meaning defined above

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25 Sep 2021

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“Parachute pants.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parachute%20pants. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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