Also leg·gin [leg-in] /ˈlɛg ɪn/.
Origin of legging
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Examples from the Web for leggings
Anothershow Lovato topless and in leggings, with what looks to be her tattoos.'Soy Fuerte. Soy Luchadora.' Did Topless Photos of Demi Lovato Leak Online?
April 7, 2014
He has been selling customers the big shirts, tight dresses, leggings and windbreakers they already have.Can Alexander Wang Sell Street Style At Balenciaga?
November 30, 2012
He returned minutes later dressed in combat gear, including a Kevlar vest, leggings, and sporting a groin protector.How Alleged Colorado Shooter James Holmes Bought His Guns
Christine Pelisek, Eliza Shapiro
July 21, 2012
But, on this unusual occasion, it was decreed that we should black our boots and leggings.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
Why hadn't I put on my best pair of leggings to come away in?
My servant brought me a change of boots and leggings, and I shaved.
They wore only leggings, shirts, breech clouts and a blanket.Old Rail Fence Corners
He never said a word, till he saw the leggings, and then he asked me what they were for.
- an extra outer covering for the lower legs
- close-fitting trousers worn by women and children
Word Origin and History for leggings
"extra outer covering to protect the leg," 1763, from leg (n.). Related: Leggings.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper