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snowman

[snoh-man] /ˈsnoʊˌmæn/
noun, plural snowmen.
1.
a figure of a person made of packed snow.
Origin of snowman
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30; snow + man1
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  • You know you built the snowman and Jerry took the blame so's you could play basketball.

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

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  • She was trying to make the snowman's face, and it was not easy work.

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

  • That snowman of yours, Jack, tackled the wrong fellow, don't you think so?

    The Jumble Book David Cory
British Dictionary definitions for snowman

snowman

/ˈsnəʊˌmæn/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a figure resembling a man, made of packed snow
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Word Origin and History for snowman
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for snowman

snowman

noun

: 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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