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spandex

Syllabification: span·dex
Pronunciation: /ˈspandeks
 
/

Definition of spandex in English:

noun

A type of stretchy polyurethane fabric.
Example sentences
  • The Lycra spandex stretch denim business is good, he adds, and is expected to become a core offering in the United States.
  • My friends are the ones who wear clown-colored spandex.
  • They all wore the same ridiculous costumes; black spandex with red body armour and helmets with face concealing black plexiglass.

Origin

1950s: an arbitrary formation from expand.

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