leg warmer

or leg·warm·er

noun Usually leg warmers.

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.

Nearby words

  1. leg hit,
  2. leg rope,
  3. leg stump,
  4. leg up,
  5. leg up, a,
  6. leg-break,
  7. leg-of-mutton,
  8. leg-pull,
  9. leg-warmer,
  10. leg-work

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