Lycra

[lahy-kruh]
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Contemporary Examples of lycra

  • A growing number of people are living their lives encased head-to-toe in Lycra.

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    Men Who Love Lycra

    Will Doig

    March 3, 2010

  • Before long, her love of the Lycra took over her whole body.

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    Men Who Love Lycra

    Will Doig

    March 3, 2010

  • One converted to Islam, the other went so insane that Lycra cycling shorts became his preferred stage wear.

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    The Hole in Our Lives

    Lorraine Ali

    November 20, 2009

  • A glorious cocktail of Micro fiber, Lycra, Spandex, Elastine, and my body is instantly transformed.

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    My Nuclear Knickers and Other Aging Secrets

    Laura Bennett

    October 28, 2008


British Dictionary definitions for lycra

Lycra

noun
  1. trademark a type of synthetic elastic fabric and fibre used for tight-fitting garments, such as swimming costumes
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Word Origin and History for lycra

Lycra

elastic polyurethane fiber, 1955, proprietary name (registered by E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company, Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.) of an elastic polyurethane fiber.

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