legging

[leg-ing]
See more synonyms for legging on Thesaurus.com
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 leg·gin [leg-in] /ˈlɛg ɪn/.

Origin of legging

First recorded in 1745–55; leg + -ing1
Related formsleg·ginged, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for leggings

chaps, puttees, buskins

Examples from the Web for leggings

Contemporary Examples of leggings

Historical Examples of leggings


British Dictionary definitions for leggings

leggings

pl n
  1. an extra outer covering for the lower legs
  2. close-fitting trousers worn by women and children
Derived Formslegginged, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for leggings

legging

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper