rain·​wear | \ ˈrān-ˌwer How to pronounce rainwear (audio) \

Definition of rainwear

: waterproof or water-resistant clothing

called also rain gear

Examples of rainwear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Leave it to Swedish rainwear outfitter Stutterheim to break the mold on the ubiquitous Chelsea boot design. Lindsey Olander, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Rain Boots That Won't Take Up Your Whole Suitcase," 25 Aug. 2020 Mountain Hardwear has outdoor jackets, T-shirts, shorts, pants and rainwear. oregonlive, "Father’s Day: Great sports, exercise gift ideas to get dads fit," 14 June 2020 But the chemicals are also used in consumer products that include pizza boxes, non-stick cookware, rainwear, stain-resistant carpets, furniture and clothing. Gregory B. Hladky, courant.com, "Multiple UTC subsidiaries targeted in PFAS pollution lawsuits," 14 Oct. 2019 From Prada’s nylon rainwear to Junya Watanabe’s mash-ups with North Face and Carhartt, notions of practicality, protection, and straight-up common sense have resonated with editors and consumers alike. Emily Farra, Vogue, "10 Trends We Expect to See in Men’s Street Style This Year," 2 Jan. 2019 Magazine editors hurry in, their rainwear dripping on the pristine blush carpeting. Chloe Malle, WSJ, "How Designer Wes Gordon is Reimagining Carolina Herrera for the Next Generation," 6 Dec. 2018 The twill fabric, for example, is perfect for rainwear and protection from the elements. Mekita Rivas, Teen Vogue, "Designer Tracy Reese Creates "Flint Fit" Collection Using Plastic Bottles From Flint Water Crisis," 6 Apr. 2018 Marmot’s EVODry collection is the evolution of rainwear, garments that out-perform current technology with minimal environment impact. Sami Emory, Outside Online, "Embrace the Rain," 27 Mar. 2018 Comfort and comforting get assists from a belt that expands, snazzy rainwear that fits over anything, a stylish scarf that gives baby something to chew on, and a device that keeps car-riding dogs in the back seat. Judi Dash, latimes.com, "Fashionable, versatile and safe: what every traveler needs," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of rainwear

1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Rainwear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rainwear. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of rainwear

: clothing that you wear when it rains in order to stay dry

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