Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Waterproof clothing.

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  • noun Clothing worn as protection from rain.

Etymologies

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rain +‎ -wear

Examples

  • Most companies make "breathable" lightweight and relatively quiet rainwear using materials like Gortex.

    bow hunting rain camo

  • "It is not modern to wear anything that's not a natural fiber—except for rainwear, of course."

    The Discreet Charm of Akris

  • Official sponsors will supply the clothing worn by the players, from golf gear and rainwear through to the suits they wear to the opening and closing ceremonies.

    The Rich Life of a Ryder Cup Captain

  • We have provided rainwear to 3,000 plus PGA of America Professionals and over 150 tour players, and supplied outerwear to numerous U.S. teams, including the Walker Cup and the 2000 and 2009 Presidents Cup teams.

    U.S. Ryder Cup team moves on after rainsuits fail in Welsh rain

  • Still, I pack too much, a huge duffle crammed with triple and quadruple of everything: shirts, shorts, footwear, rainwear, and all sorts of otiose extras I know I will never use.

    Richard Bangs: Following Brad and Angelina to Namibia, Part I

  • Most companies make "breathable" lightweight and relatively quiet rainwear using materials like Gortex.

    bow hunting rain camo

  • Still, I pack too much, a huge duffle crammed with triple and quadruple of everything: shirts, shorts, footwear, rainwear, and all sorts of otiose extras I know I will never use.

    Richard Bangs: Following Brad and Angelina to Namibia, Part I

  • There are several variations of this rainwear classic, for men and for women, including those with an inverted back pleat.

    Finding the Right Raincoat

  • But consider: before you opt to purchase yet another pair of shoes, trendy skirt, or designer eye shadow, upgrade your rainwear instead to save the look of the many shoes, skirts, and eye colors you already own.

    The Style Checklist

  • Ramping up your rainwear might not top your list of style shopping tasks, unless you call Seattle or London home.

    The Style Checklist

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