snow·​man ˈsnō-ˌman How to pronounce snowman (audio)
: snow shaped to resemble a human figure

Examples of snowman in a Sentence

The kids built a snowman in the front yard.
Recent Examples on the Web But, snowfall finally made its way to Milwaukee in the afternoon and evening hours, and people enjoyed activities like winter photography, walks outside and building snowmen. Journal Sentinel, 10 Jan. 2024 Sledding, snowmen and hot chocolate by a warm fire are all elements of a classic snow day. Ashlyn Messier, Fox News, 18 Jan. 2024 Each table is decorated with a snowman candle holder to drive the theme home on a one-horse open sleigh. Fritz Hahn, Washington Post, 6 Dec. 2023 As long as the cold isn’t too extreme, kids who lose interest in fishing can entertain themselves with snowmen, snowball fights or sledding on a nearby hill. Jordan Rodriguez, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 From skiing to ice skating and building snowmen to drinking hot cocoa, cold weather is great for a slew of things. The Enquirer, 10 Jan. 2024 To ward off inclement weather (like the snowstorm that canceled the parade in 2008) a snowman is burned in effigy prior to each Bockfest weekend during what's dubbed as the Precipitation Retaliation Happy Hour. Keith Pandolfi, The Enquirer, 1 Mar. 2024 The first snowfall of winter brings with it a sinister snowman, signaling the return of a serial killer. David Nikel, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 One fan smuggled in enough snow to build a snowman in a vacant box seat, a blue-and-white pennant in its icy grasp. Mike Klingaman, Baltimore Sun, 27 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of snowman was in 1827

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“Snowman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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snow·​man ˈsnō-ˌman How to pronounce snowman (audio)
: snow shaped to resemble a person

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