Definition of Lycra in English:

Lycra

Line breaks: Lycra
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪkrə
 
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noun

[mass noun] trademark
  • An elastic polyurethane fibre or fabric used especially for close-fitting sports clothing: [as modifier]: Lycra shorts
    More example sentences
    • This is an era of bikini swimsuits, Lycra sportswear, revealing underwear and lingerie ads in mainstream newspapers.
    • PVC, fishnet, Lycra and velvet were worked into corsets, coats and masks.
    • But adding Lycra can make the fabric less stable, requiring more maintenance by the consumer.

Origin

1950s: of unknown origin.

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