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 Ranging in size from XS to 3XL, the Yesno Bohemian Maxi Dress with Pockets is a win for anyone looking for a super comfortable springtime outfit alternative to, well, sweatpants. Isabel Calkins Mata, PEOPLE.com, 29 Mar. 2022 The timing was good because AMI was one of the fortunate brands to do well in a pandemic when everyone turned to sweatpants. Roxanne Robinson, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 The man in the sweatpants had met the man with the mattress. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, 1 Nov. 2021 Then star gymnast Simone Biles offered up her take on the challenge, removing her sweatpants with her feet while in a free handstand, inspiring Olympians Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson to try it too. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 13 July 2022 Comfy and affordable, these lounge drawstring shorts are perfect for anyone who want to give their traditional sweatpants a rest. Bianca Rodriguez, Good Housekeeping, 6 July 2022 At the start of the pandemic, Worby, who has never been a fan of remote work, had visions of employees slacking off and playing video games in their sweatpants. Katie Johnston, BostonGlobe.com, 4 July 2022 This set feels like working in your favorite sweatpants... Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 June 2022 Huth alleged that Cosby got her alone in a bedroom, pulled down his sweatpants and then grabbed her hand and used it to masturbate himself. Elizabeth Wagmeister, Variety, 22 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sweatpants

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sweatpants was in 1925

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31 Jul 2022

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“Sweatpants.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweatpants. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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