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[swet-pants] /ˈswɛtˌpænts/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
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
1920-25; sweat + pants Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for sweat pants

sweat pants

plural noun
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



by 1946, from sweat + pants.

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