leotard

[ lee-uh-tahrd ]
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noun
  1. a skintight, one-piece garment for the torso, having a high or low neck, long or short sleeves, and a lower portion resembling either briefs or tights, worn by acrobats, dancers, etc.

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Origin of leotard

1
1915–20; named after Jules Léotard, 19th-century French aerialist

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leotard

/ (ˈlɪəˌtɑːd) /


noun
  1. a tight-fitting garment covering the body from the shoulders down to the thighs and worn by acrobats, ballet dancers, etc

  2. (plural) US and Canadian another name for tights (def. 1b)

Origin of leotard

1
C19: named after Jules Léotard, French acrobat

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