Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.


[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. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for snowman
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • You know you built the snowman and Jerry took the blame so's you could play basketball.


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


    Jane Abbott
  • 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


noun (pl) -men
a figure resembling a man, made of packed snow
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for snowman

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
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.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for snowman

Word Value for snowman

Scrabble Words With Friends