Definition of Lycra in English:

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Lycra

Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪkrə/

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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