snow pants

plural noun

variants or less commonly snowpants
: pants for outdoor winter wear that are lined and often water-repellant
Right after breakfast, the team members pull on their snow pants and their thick red parkas and their big white boots and their gloves and their goggles and their hats. The last thing they put on is black plastic face masks, which keep their noses from freezing in the wind.Mary Roach

Examples of snow pants in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Indeed, on a 36-degree January day, the Statesman and ProPublica observed students wearing their jackets and snow pants during class. Becca Savransky, Idaho Statesman, 27 Mar. 2024 And unlike snow pants, they’re made from a fabric that resists wind and precipitation but won’t leave you sweating bullets when worn indoors. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, 19 Mar. 2024 The Bills also sent out an alert suggesting fans wear snow pants to stay dry. John Wawrow, USA TODAY, 15 Jan. 2024 Timberline Mountain even rents items like snow pants and bibs. Terry Ward, Travel + Leisure, 9 Feb. 2024 His cheap snow pants were too big, his cotton hoodie soaked. Cathleen Calkins, Longreads, 23 Jan. 2024 Volunteers are working there daily, accepting donations of socks, puffy North Face jackets, snow pants and bars of soap. Julie Bosman, New York Times, 29 Jan. 2024 These classic, winter-friendly leggings can easily be worn on their own or underneath snow pants, and feature a high-waisted fit complete with slim pockets and a curve-hugging shape. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 24 Jan. 2024 Behind Westgate Elementary School in McLean, kids trudged up a hill lugging sleds and tucking their snow pants back into their boots. Olivia Diaz, Washington Post, 16 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of snow pants was in 1885

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“Snow pants.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snow%20pants. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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