snow·​man | \ˈsnō-ˌman \

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

Think about incorporating a snowman, a lantern, or Jolly Saint Nick. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Christmas Tree Shops Just Released Its Holiday Decor and We Want Everything," 13 Oct. 2018 Trees decked out in jolly snowman accessories are the latest Christmas craze to take over homes and Pinterest. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Snowman Christmas Trees Are the Cutest Holiday Trend You'll See This Year," 29 Nov. 2017 In other words, the president is being fully trolled by a snowman. Mehera Bonner, Marie Claire, "The White House Played a Truly Epic Prank on Barack Obama," 19 Dec. 2016 The party will include food and beverages, music, a snowman-building contest, crafts and, of course, sledding. Geoff Bruce, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 things to do in the northwest suburbs this week," 2 Feb. 2018 And despite the massive amounts of cash obviously spent on the production (the Olaf the snowman puppet and the full-body reindeer puppet are pretty incredible), the sets and costumes are disappointingly safe. Constance Grady, Vox, "Your guide to the 17 most important nominees at this year’s Tonys," 7 June 2018 As the snow comes down, the house members make their way outside to build a snowman. Mariah Smith, The Cut, "This Episode of Terrace House Ends on a Cliff-hanger," 17 May 2018 Most recently Ibanez and his team delighted residents during the recent snow storm by building a snowman. Houston Chronicle, "Treemont maintenance director Don Ibanez excels for 34-plus years," 16 Apr. 2018 Our list of things to do in Cincinnati this weekend includes the burning of a snowman for Bockfest, music all around town for Constella Festival, Cincinnati Home and Garden Show and a whole lot more. Rasputin Todd,, "Things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Feb. 23-25," 19 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of snowman

1827, in the meaning defined above

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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 \
plural snowmen\-​ˌmen \

Kids Definition of snowman

: snow shaped to look like a person

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the figure or shape of a crescent moon

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