plural noun
sweat·​pants | \ ˈswet-ˌpan(t)s How to pronounce sweatpants (audio) \

Definition of sweatpants

: pants having a drawstring or elastic waist and usually elastic cuffs at the ankle that are worn especially for exercise

Examples of sweatpants in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After a year in grey sweatpants, colors and prints are an opportunity to change up their attire. NBC News, 9 June 2021 The suspect was wearing a blue zip-up hooded sweatshirt during the shooting as well as gray cargo sweatpants, light gray New Balance sneakers, an analog wristwatch and had blue gloves and a face mask. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 7 June 2021 This lightweight linen baseball tee from Vince, these fleece-y gray sweatpants from John Elliot for a more sophisticated at-home uniform, and this easy-to-pack AllSaints bomber jacket made for city trips. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, 3 June 2021 It's been more than a year since the coronavirus brought events and socializing to a screeching halt, prompting much of the United States to settle into sweatpants and stay indoors for months on end. Star Tribune, 2 June 2021 For example, Parton does not—and will not—wear sweatpants. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 1 June 2021 She was told upon arrival to change out of her favorite pair of quarantine sweatpants into something a little nicer. Flowers? EW.com, 1 June 2021 In the photo, Lopez is seen wearing a white turtleneck sweater and jeans and holding hands with Combs, who is wearing a grey Sean Jean hoodie and matching sweatpants. Kayleigh Roberts, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 May 2021 Jeremy Scott, the creative director behind irreverent Italian brand Moschino, sees Roaring Twenties-style decadence in this post-sweatpants rebellion. Katharine K. Zarrella, WSJ, 28 May 2021

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First Known Use of sweatpants

1925, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jun 2021

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“Sweatpants.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweatpants. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sweatpants

chiefly US : pants made from a thick, soft material that are worn mostly when you are exercising

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