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tights

[ tahyts ]
/ taɪts /
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noun (used with a plural verb)

a skin-tight, one-piece garment for the lower part of the body and the legs, now often made of stretch fabric, originally worn by dancers, acrobats, gymnasts, etc., and later made for general wear for adults and children.
a leotard with legs and, sometimes, feet.

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Origin of tights

1825–35; noun use of tight; see -s3
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British Dictionary definitions for tights

tights
/ (taɪts) /

pl n

  1. Also called (US, Canadian, Austral, and NZ): pantyhose a one-piece clinging garment covering the body from the waist to the feet, worn by women in place of stockings
  2. Also called: leotards US and Canadian a similar, tight-fitting garment worn instead of trousers by either sex
a similar garment formerly worn by men, as in the 16th century with a doublet
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