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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.
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Origin of sweatpants

First recorded in 1920–25; sweat + pants
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Word Origin and History for sweatpants

n.

by 1946, from sweat + pants.

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