snow·​man | \ ˈsnō-ˌman How to pronounce snowman (audio) \

Definition of snowman

: 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 Read my lips: These changes are as likely as seeing a snowman in Dallas this summer. Scott Burns, Dallas News, "Relief is not in sight for Texas’ underfunded public pension plans," 1 Aug. 2020 This state made it onto the Guinness World Records list by building the tallest snowman in the world. Washington Post, "It's hot. Keep cool with this ice-cold quiz.," 31 July 2020 Zurich, Switzerland The official end of winter is celebrated in Zurich with the Sechselauten spring festival, when a nearly 12-foot-tall snowman-like creature called the Boogg is burned to represent the end of the season. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "The Best Places to Travel in April," 12 Feb. 2020 Allow your child to sleep late, wake up to hot cocoa and marshmallows and do the spring equivalent of building a snowman. Marisa Porges, New York Times, "Schools Are Closing for Coronavirus. Now What?," 17 Mar. 2020 Matthew, 8, of Orlando, Florida, is a cancer survivor who expressed a desire to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to make a snowman in Alaska. USA TODAY, "Ollie the camel, cactus-juice walls, Can-Am Crown: News from around our 50 states," 2 Mar. 2020 Each year, a snowman is burned as a ritual for good weather for Bockfest, a 3-day-long party centered in Over-the-Rhine celebrating the coming of spring and Cincinnati's German heritage. Sarah Brookbank,, "Bockfest 2020: What you need to know before you goat," 26 Feb. 2020 Blucher also will have snowmen at her booth on Alexander Street. Rosemarie Dowell,, "Crafters hoping for nice weather, big crowds at Mount Dora Craft Fair," 20 Oct. 2019 While searching for her sister in hopes of bringing back summer, Anna teams up with Kristoff, his reindeer Sven and a magical snowman Olaf for the adventure of a lifetime. Kori Williams, Seventeen, "45 Best Romantic Movies to Watch on Your Next Girl's Night," 5 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of snowman

1827, in the meaning defined above

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13 Aug 2020

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“Snowman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of snowman

: a figure made of snow that is shaped to look like a person


snow·​man | \ ˈsnō-ˌman How to pronounce snowman (audio) \
plural snowmen\ -​ˌmen \

Kids Definition of snowman

: snow shaped to look like a person

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