rainwear

noun

rain·​wear ˈrān-ˌwer How to pronounce rainwear (audio)
: waterproof or water-resistant clothing

called also rain gear

Examples of rainwear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The next box contained his overalls, rainwear, all just as clean and neatly folded. Martin Aitken, Harper's Magazine, 16 Aug. 2023 That lightweight, drizzle-proof woven cotton textile transformed the fashion industry, and to this very day, the patented material is used by many brands in their own interpretations of rainwear. Alexis Bennett Parker, Vogue, 22 Aug. 2023 Canada Goose gear sells parkas, rainwear, waterproof sneakers and other gear. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Aug. 2023 Such products include clothing, rainwear, furniture, outdoor equipment, tapes, and cosmetics. Kayla Jimenez, USA TODAY, 6 July 2023 It’s constructed with waterproof polyurethane (PU) fabric, which is signature to most of the brand’s contemporary rainwear lifestyle products. Sarah Kester, Travel + Leisure, 26 May 2023 The all black outfit, made up of a motorcycle tuxedo decorated with 600 Swarovski crystals and black pearls and a taffeta rainwear puffer cape adorned with over 1,000 custom camellia flowers formed of satin and velvet petals. Evan Nicole Brown, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 May 2023 Eddie Bauer says the program’s offerings will include technical rainwear, insulated parkas, and ski jackets, fleece, leggings and joggers, UPF tops and bottoms, boots, hikers, tents, sleeping bags, day packs, and other items. Eric Smith, Outside Online, 15 July 2021 With that being said; let’s talk rainwear. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 12 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rainwear was in 1913

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“Rainwear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rainwear. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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rainwear

noun
rain·​wear -ˌwa(ə)r How to pronounce rainwear (audio)
-ˌwe(ə)r
: waterproof or water-resistant clothing

called also rain gear

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