American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A snugly fitting, stretchable one-piece garment with or without sleeves that covers the torso, worn especially by dancers, gymnasts, acrobats, and those engaging in exercise workouts.
- n. Tights.
- n. A skin-tight one-piece garment with long sleeves and no legs, often worn by dancers, acrobats etc.
- n. a tight-fitting garment of stretchy material that covers the body from the shoulders to the thighs (and may have long sleeves or legs reaching down to the ankles); worn by ballet dancers and acrobats for practice or performance
- from the French acrobat Jules Léotard. (Wiktionary)
- After Jules Léotard (1830-1870), French aerialist. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“What really cheesed me off, though, was that the superhero, the woman with the animal powers and the idiotic low-cut leotard, is taken out by a falling piece of rubble.”
“Jeans and a leotard were the order of the day, seeing as she had no intentions of going anywhere but her living room.”
“But, one thing is important to note that the leotard is a little bit tricky to pull on.”
“She is not wearing a leotard, which is great unless you bought a ticket for this flight hoping to see a few cartwheels in the aisle and maybe a split or two.”
“And skating on live TV in a leotard is the most utterly terrifying thing ever, ever, ever.”
“Whether kids know what the word "leotard" means I don't especially care - given that it's an obscure word for an object they've probably never seen (they're out of fashion) I don't really see why they would need to.”
“Im sure youngsters in Hungary or Denmark wouldnt know what a "leotard" is either (although, possibly they would recognise the equivalent term in their respective languages).”
“W. Smith: Admittedly my friend's kid is only one kid, however I didn't see you making the complaint when the teenager who didn't know the word "leotard" was cited earlier.”
“With Madonna being a walking, talking caricature at times, it shouldn't be hard to make a costume for this pop star: bright blonde hair, some kind of leotard and some Kabbalah materials.”
“Ants crawled in the dirt at my feet, and despite the fact that I had worn a black hypoallergenic leotard and leggings, and neoprene boots (germs do not like neoprene, just so you know), I felt uneasy.”
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