Definition of suspender in English:

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Pronunciation: /səˈspɛndə/


1 (usually suspenders) British An elastic strap attached to a belt or garter, fastened to the top of a stocking to hold it up.
Example sentences
  • In contrast, when you stretch out a leg and place your toe into a rolled down sheer nylon stocking, there's a feeling of pure sensual pleasure as you slowly roll it up to hook into the suspender.
  • A Vettriano woman wears stockings and suspenders, never tights.
  • The short, light green dress exposed her stockings and suspenders and her long, slim legs.
2 (suspenders) North American A pair of braces for holding up trousers.
Example sentences
  • I can remember the beginning of my academic career wherein all first-graders were compelled to wear short trousers and cloth suspenders over white shirts open at the neck, knee socks and leather shoes cut above the ankles.
  • Both offer everything from shirts and suspenders to frock coats and dusters (long coats).
  • He wore a casual white dress shirt with black suspenders over it, and had dark pants that barely fit on his stout body.

Words that rhyme with suspender

addenda, agenda, amender, ascender, attender, blender, Brenda, contender, corrigenda, descender, engender, extender, fazenda, fender, gender, Glenda, Gwenda, hacienda, Länder, lender, mender, offender, pudenda, recommender, referenda, render, sender, slender, spender, splendour (US splendor), surrender, tender, Venda, weekender, Wenda

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