windbreaker

noun
wind·​break·​er | \ ˈwin(d)-ˌbrā-kər How to pronounce windbreaker (audio) \

Definition of windbreaker

: a jacket made of wind-resistant material

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Someone stole a duffel bag containing a phone adapter, wireless charger, a windbreaker, a pair of house keys and a coin purse valued at $27 from the 100 block of North Grove Avenue between 1:15 p.m. and 1:34 p.m. June 2. Pioneer Press Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Police: Oak Park resident robbed of cellphone, wallet while walking on Randolph Street," 7 June 2019 The sixth member of our group, wearing a turquoise windbreaker and yellow wind pants with red knee patches, is working at a fuel cache some ways to the west. Barry Lopez, Harper's magazine, "Polar Light," 10 Jan. 2019 To most people, a matching set of a windbreaker and swishy nylon pants remains the uniform of elderly mall-walkers and minivan-driving moms. Megan Gustashaw, GQ, "Drake’s Head-to-Toe Windbreakers Are a True Vibe," 5 Apr. 2018 Drake’s Head-to-Toe Windbreakers Are a True Vibe IXOLA/BACKGRID Two thousand seventeen was a big year for '90s-era windbreakers and polyester tracksuits. Megan Gustashaw, GQ, "Drake’s Head-to-Toe Windbreakers Are a True Vibe," 5 Apr. 2018 Get Kendall’s sporty-meets-chic look with either our favorite splurge-worthy windbreaker from Isabel Marant or this more affordable version of the top from Material Girl. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Wore a Metallic Top on “Carpool Karaoke”," 16 Oct. 2018 Lightweight and compact enough to stuff in a backpack, the right windbreaker will be your insurance policy against any sudden inclemency. Yang-yi Goh, GQ, "The Best Windbreakers Will Help You Survive Spring Weather in Style," 18 Apr. 2018 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

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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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