[ lee-uh-tahrd ]
/ ˈli əˌtɑrd /
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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
1915–20; named after Jules Léotard, 19th-century French aerialist
Words nearby leotard
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Example sentences from the Web for leotard
While I’m nowhere near as svelte as my 15-year-old self, seeing my post-four-kids body wearing a leotard and tights, staring back at me in all those mirrors, has given me a newfound appreciation of my curves.Freed from the pre-pandemic rush, my teen rediscovered a beloved hobby — and so did I|Kristen Chase|January 12, 2021|Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for leotard
/ (ˈlɪəˌtɑːd) /
a tight-fitting garment covering the body from the shoulders down to the thighs and worn by acrobats, ballet dancers, etc
(plural) US and Canadian another name for tights (def. 1b)
Word Origin for leotard
C19: named after Jules Léotard, French acrobat
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