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.

Origin of leg warmer

First recorded in 1970–75
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British Dictionary definitions for legwarmer


/ (ˈlɛɡˌwɔːmə) /


one of a pair of garments resembling stockings without feet, usually knitted and brightly coloured, often worn over jeans, tights, etc or during exercise
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