- n. trousers that form part of a ski suit.
- Loanword from French (Wiktionary)
“Among those risking romantic rejection and public humiliation is a ski instructor keen to propose in salopettes, a sailor who uses the word "babe" as punctuation, and a civil servant who stores his engagement ring in a laundry tablet dispersal bag.”
“The coat cupboard has had an interim clearout: arctic boots, salopettes, woollen hats and a diverse selection of single children's gloves have gone to the attic.”
“It's freezing almost all of the time in Emmerdale, so I can only imagine the lapdancing bar is full of women shimmying erotically in bobble hats and thermal salopettes.”
“He's just been asked why, within months of becoming leader, David Cameron had donned salopettes to travel to the Arctic with huskies in a demonstration of a new leader with new values, but at a similar stage in his leadership Ed Miliband is at home in north London, new Timberland deck shoes sparkling, nowhere near the north pole but in a living room with a beautiful cream carpet the closest thing to snow.”
“Black salopettes, matching waisted jacket with mink trim and even a jaunty co-ordinating fur toggle for my Grace Kelly ponytail.”
“Pk je veux ca? ben parce que j'adore les salopettes c tout!!”
“There were thermals and salopettes, a jacket, a fleece and a dry suit, this being the critical bit of equipment that would keep us warm and enable us to float should we fall out of the boats.”
“If you are a first-timer or a seasoned pro planning a trip to snowy climes this season, there is plenty to ensure that whether you end up spending your time on the bunny slopes, black runs or with a chocolat chaud and your tail between your legs in the chalet, you can do so in style and splendour rather than in a pair of ill-fitting hand-me-down salopettes.”
“Make like a snow leopard in the matching ski jacket, sweatshirt and salopettes - which meet high technical specifications to ensure that you don't sacrifice comfort for style.”
“A ski salopettes from the 1980s, this was look-at-me wear.”
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