Definition of sneaker in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsniːkə/


chiefly North American
A soft shoe worn for sports or casual occasions.
Example sentences
  • We are a casual footwear brand for the sneaker wearing generation.
  • Dress them down with sneakers or flip-flops or take them out on the town with heels.
  • Turns out the kids are wearing roller shoes - normal sneakers with a handy wheel underneath.


Late 16th century: (in sense 'person or animal that sneaks'): the current sense dates from the late 19th century.

Words that rhyme with sneaker

beaker, Costa Rica, Dominica, eureka, Frederica, Griqua, jobseeker, leaker, loudspeaker, seeker, shrieker, sika, speaker, squeaker, streaker, Tanganyika, theca, tikka, Topeka, wreaker

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