- a brand of spandex.
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Examples from the Web for lycra
A growing number of people are living their lives encased head-to-toe in Lycra.
Before long, her love of the Lycra took over her whole body.
One converted to Islam, the other went so insane that Lycra cycling shorts became his preferred stage wear.The Hole in Our Lives
November 20, 2009
A glorious cocktail of Micro fiber, Lycra, Spandex, Elastine, and my body is instantly transformed.My Nuclear Knickers and Other Aging Secrets
October 28, 2008
- trademark a type of synthetic elastic fabric and fibre used for tight-fitting garments, such as swimming costumes
Word Origin and History for 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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper