or sweat pants

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. sweater girl,
  2. sweatercoat,
  3. sweathouse,
  4. sweating sickness,
  5. sweating system,
  6. sweats,
  7. sweatshirt,
  8. sweatshop,
  9. sweatsuit,
  10. sweatweed

Origin of sweatpants

First recorded in 1920–25; sweat + pants

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Word Origin and History for sweatpants



by 1946, from sweat + pants.

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