[ spawrts-wair, spohrts- ]
See synonyms for sportswear on
  1. clothing designed for wear while playing golf or tennis, hiking, bicycling, jogging, etc.; activewear.

  2. men's or women's clothing consisting of separate pieces, as jackets, trousers, sweaters, skirts, and shirts, that are casually styled and can be worn singly or in various combinations for business and informal activity.

Origin of sportswear

First recorded in 1910–15; sports + wear

Words Nearby sportswear Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sportswear in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sportswear


/ (ˈspɔːtsˌwɛə) /

  1. clothes worn for sport or outdoor leisure wear

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012