windbreaker

noun
wind·​break·​er | \ˈwin(d)-ˌbrā-kər \

Definition of windbreaker 

: a jacket made of wind-resistant material

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The collection featured unisex graphics and windbreakers in various neutral tones, in addition to black oversized knitwear and combat vests. Amira Rasool, Teen Vogue, "A Danish Designer Protested Denmark’s Burqa Ban During Copenhagen Fashion Week," 9 Aug. 2018 Men are in Off-White Nikes with the tags still on, Supreme hoodies, Anti-Social Social Club windbreakers, and Advisory Board Crystals beanies that are about $200 each on the popular resale app Grailed. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "At Hypebeast’s new streetwear festival, even the toddlers are cool and rich," 8 Oct. 2018 At Maison Margiela, John Galliano sent models down the runway in hooded windbreakers and plastic helmets. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "How Will Women Dress in 2018? Look to Mildred Hayes in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," 1 Mar. 2018 The Governor, wearing pale chinos and a dark windbreaker, watched a worker demonstrate the magnetic wand, then squatted and ran the instrument under a rail flange himself. William Finnegan, The New Yorker, "Can Andy Byford Save the Subways?," 2 July 2018 For women, this drop includes a crop top, tank top, and bike shorts, plus a long-sleeve T-shirt, leggings, track pants, a track top, a windbreaker, and a gym bag. Emilia Petrarca, The Cut, "You Can Wear These Luxury Bike Shorts Pretty Much Anywhere," 10 July 2018 My new yellow Perry Ellis windbreaker blended in with the yellow floral wallpaper. Illyanna Maisonet, SFChronicle.com, "Bacalaitos as familial memory and penance," 5 July 2018 Shawna Cox, one of Ammon’s father’s first and most fervent followers, was there, sitting alert next to his oldest brother, Ryan, who slouched in a swivel chair with a windbreaker, cowboy hat, and a revolver on his hip. James Pogue, Outside Online, "The Religious Ideology Driving the Bundy Brothers," 14 May 2018 Next to Hatch is Orangerine Barrs, a convivial man of 80 in a sharp windbreaker. Mike Sutter, Bon Appetit, "On the Clock with Austin’s Most Beloved Waitress," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of windbreaker

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for windbreaker

from Windbreaker, a former trademark

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