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  • 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.

    It's a good week for … Romance

  • 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.

    Spring's here: skylarks overhead, moles in the garden, moths in the bathroom

  • 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.

    Grace Dent's World of lather

  • 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.

    Ed Miliband ? no huskies, no north pole, but he's in for the long haul

  • Black salopettes, matching waisted jacket with mink trim and even a jaunty co-ordinating fur toggle for my Grace Kelly ponytail.

    How to look the part on the piste

  • Pk je veux ca? ben parce que j'adore les salopettes c tout!!

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • 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. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • 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.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • 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.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • A ski salopettes from the 1980s, this was look-at-me wear.

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  • High-waisted skiing pants: a garment worn by skiers, comprising a pair of usually padded, water-resistant pants that reach up to the chest with straps passing over the shoulders.

    June 20, 2008