Definition of leggings in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈleɡiNGz/

plural noun

1Tight-fitting stretch pants, typically worn by women or girls.
Example sentences
  • She wore long black leggings and a tight-fitting black top.
  • I'm not going to wear leggings under a denim miniskirt or stiletto-heeled boots with skinny jeans and a gold-trimmed gilet.
  • Bassist Chris Squire - wearing a flouncy black smock over skin-tight Lycra leggings tucked into Doc Marten boots - was having more of a ball than most.
1.1Protective coverings for the legs.
Example sentences
  • He wore a leather loincloth, fur leggings, a fur garment, a grass cape, a fur hat and leather shoes stuffed with grass.
  • Traditional clothing for men consisted of a breech-cloth, deerskin leggings, a shirt, and, in winter, moccasins.
  • The men wore antelope or mountain sheep skin leggings, shirts, breechcloths, and moccasins.

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Syllabification: leg·gings

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