leg warmer

or leg·warm·er

noun Usually leg warmers.
  1. a footless, stockinglike knitted covering for the leg, usually worn over tights, trousers, boots, etc., for warmth, as in a dance class or while exercising, or as a fashion accessory.

Origin of leg warmer

First recorded in 1970–75
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Word Origin and History for leg-warmer

1974, from leg + agent noun from warm (v.). Related: Leg-warmers.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper