- snead, sam,
- sneak preview,
- sneak thief,
Origin of sneaker
Examples from the Web for sneaker
Sneaker and clothing brands routinely dole out buckets of dough to drape their swag over popular cultural characters.Would You Pay $100 For a 50 Cent Bulge? Men’s Undies Get Expensive|James Joiner|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I assume he thinks Chuck Taylors are still as the sneaker of choice and supports the idea of grabbing a quick smoke before tipoff.2014 NBA Preview: Skinny LeBron and the Racist Ghost of Donald Sterling|Robert Silverman|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If how much we're willing to pay for them is a measure, the future of the sneaker seems healthy.
Would we get to see Uncle Phil himself accepting or rejecting one sneaker design after the next?
Finally, a bloody footprint near one of the victims was made by a Grant Hill Fila-brand sneaker, size 10-and-a-half.
The wet ground sucked at his sneaker and he tipped back on his ass with a yelp.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town|Cory Doctorow
Klinker picked up a "sneaker" from the floor and hurled it with deadly precision at a weight-and-pulley across the room.Queed|Henry Sydnor Harrison
A sneaker—that is to say, a bird that flushed without the customary whirr—he was quite apt to miss.The Adventures of Bobby Orde|Stewart Edward White
A sneaker was a small drinking-glass, used by moderate drinkers—sneak-cups they were called.Customs and Fashions in Old New England|Alice Morse Earle
The message is the sneaker, or whatever will take over, for its own short turn in the glory of consumption, the world.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
1590s, "one who sneaks," agent noun from sneak (v.). Meaning "rubber-soled shoe" is attested from 1895, American English; earlier sneak (1862), so called because the shoe was noiseless. See also plimsoll.
The night-officer is generally accustomed to wear a species of India-rubber shoes or goloshes on her feet. These are termed 'sneaks' by the women [of Brixton Prison]. ["Female Life in Prison," 1862]