Translation of leggings in Spanish:

leggings

Pronunciation: /ˈlegɪŋz/

plural noun/nombre plural

  • 1.1 (pants, trousers) leggings (masculine plural), leotardos (masculine plural), mallas (feminine plural), calzas (feminine plural) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) ; (for babies) pelele (masculine) waterproof leggings pantalones (masculine plural) impermeables
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    • She wore long black leggings and a tight-fitting black top.
    • I'm not going to wear leggings under a denim miniskirt or stiletto-heeled boots with skinny jeans and a gold-trimmed gilet.
    • Bassist Chris Squire - wearing a flouncy black smock over skin-tight Lycra leggings tucked into Doc Marten boots - was having more of a ball than most.
    1.2 (for lower leg) polainas (feminine plural)
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    • He wore a leather loincloth, fur leggings, a fur garment, a grass cape, a fur hat and leather shoes stuffed with grass.
    • Traditional clothing for men consisted of a breech-cloth, deerskin leggings, a shirt, and, in winter, moccasins.
    • The men wore antelope or mountain sheep skin leggings, shirts, breechcloths, and moccasins.

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