Definition of salopettes in English:

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salopettes

Pronunciation: /ˌsaləˈpɛts/

plural noun

Trousers with a high waist and shoulder straps, typically made of a padded fabric and worn for skiing.
Example sentences
  • Neither of the fundraisers have even put on a pair of skis or salopettes, but they intend to glide down the slopes with ease in the 26 mile event.
  • A maintenance brigade dressed in voluminous salopettes, Arctic mittens and balaclavas is repairing the rig, a geyser of steam and water shooting up into the air as they pull sections of pipe out of the ground.
  • Almost everyone was wearing après-ski and ‘moon’ boots and, in a couple of instances, what looked remarkably like salopettes.

Origin

1970s: from French salopette in the same sense + -s by analogy with such words as trousers.

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