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Thanksgiving Pants

noun; other word formation type
Pants that are worn in anticipation of eating a huge meal (i.e. Thanksgiving dinner). These pants usually boast an elastic waist, to allow some give for that third helping
 
These pants usually are hidden in the back of the closet and only come out in preparation of a large meal when you know you are going to gorge yourself
Etymology : “thanks-” plural of Middle English thank, from Old English thanc thought, gratitude + “giv” from give Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Swedish giva to give + “-ing” verb;
Source : “It’s going down today. I’ve got on my Thanksgiving pants and I’m ready to go.” – sister – 11/27/08
Last modified: 4 December 2008


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