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sweatpants

or sweat pants

[swet-pants]
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noun (used with a plural verb)
  1. loose-fitting pants of soft, absorbent fabric, as cotton jersey, usually with a drawstring at the waist and close-fitting or elastic cuffs at the ankles, commonly worn during athletic activity for warmth or to induce sweating.

Origin of sweatpants

First recorded in 1920–25; sweat + pants
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British Dictionary definitions for sweat pants

sweat pants

pl n
  1. loose thick cotton trousers with elasticated cuffs and an elasticated or drawstring waist, worn esp by athletes warming up or training
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Word Origin and History for sweat pants

sweatpants

n.

by 1946, from sweat + pants.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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