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legging

[leg-ing] /ˈlɛg ɪŋ/
noun
1.
a covering for the leg, usually extending from the ankle to the knee but sometimes higher, worn by soldiers, riders, workers, etc.
Compare chaps, gaiter, puttee.
2.
leggings, (used with a plural verb)
  1. close-fitting knit pants.
  2. the pants of a two-piece snowsuit.
Also, leggin
[leg-in] /ˈlɛg ɪn/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of legging
1745-1755
1745-55; leg + -ing1
Related forms
legginged, adjective
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legging

n.

"extra outer covering to protect the leg," 1763, from leg (n.). Related: Leggings.

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