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[snoh-man] /ˈsnoʊˌmæn/
noun, plural snowmen.
a figure of a person made of packed snow.
Origin of snowman
First recorded in 1820-30; snow + man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The snowman stared at Jimmieboy with all the power of the shoe-buttons.

    Half-Hours with Jimmieboy John Kendrick Bangs
  • You know you built the snowman and Jerry took the blame so's you could play basketball.

    Highacres Jane Abbott
  • "And I sent him away from our snowman on the same account," sighed Janet.

  • Isobel began the story with the building of the snowman; Gyp took it up.

    Highacres Jane Abbott
  • Just as a snowman made by children melts in the warm sun of March, so the fierce old North Wind began to thaw!

British Dictionary definitions for snowman


noun (pl) -men
a figure resembling a man, made of packed snow
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for snowman

also snow-man, 1827, from snow (n.) + man (n.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for snowman



: Watson took a snowman, as golfers call an 8, here on the fifteenth, ruining what otherwise might have been the low round of the day/ ''Whaddya have?'' A snowman (an 8 on the hole) (1980+ Golf)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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