sweatpants or sweat pants [ swet-pants] Word Origin See more synonyms for sweatpants on Thesaurus.com 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.
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British Dictionary definitions for sweat pants 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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