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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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 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

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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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