noun, plural snow·men.

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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of snowman

  • 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 plural -men

a figure resembling a man, made of packed snow
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Word Origin and History for snowman

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

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