Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Garments suitable for recreational activities.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Clothes designed for children to wear while playing.

Etymologies

play +‎ -wear (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Cynthia Rowley, a designer who has introduced home furnishings at discounter Target Corp., has just launched a baby-products collection at Babies "R" Us. Prices for infant playwear begin at $7.99 and top out at 29.99.

    High-End Kids Clothes Languish

  • * With thanks to the Junipers for iconographic playwear.

    Weekend Reality Check | Her Bad Mother

  • Only now Brecht Olsthoorn has put her crayons away, she has 3 beautiful children of her own, and her ranges of clothing, bedding and playwear are loved by families in almost 30 countries around the world.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • *With thanks to the Junipers for iconographic playwear. posted by Her Bad Mother @ Saturday, August 19, 2006

    Archive 2006-08-13

  • The store offers a range of clothing styles and sizes, from newborn to 6X/7, from playwear to party dresses, to heirloom-quality christening gowns.

    News for InsideNova.com

  • Chief executive Maurice Prendergast said the playwear end of the childrenswear market - which the company has not catered for in the past - accounted for more than 70% of the $3 billion per year Australasian industry.

    National Business Review (NBR) New Zealand

  • Pumpkin Patch is targeting a previously untapped sector of the childrenswear market for growth with the clothing retailer planning to launch a new playwear brand in stand-alone stores across Australasia this year.

    National Business Review (NBR) New Zealand

  • Chief executive Maurice Prendergast said the new brand's focus would be playwear which accounted for more than 70 per cent of the $3 billion a year Australasian childrenswear industry.

    Stuff.co.nz - Stuff

  • A little playwear doesn't bother me, but I'm looking for a clean, recent example, please.

    craigslist | all for sale / wanted in SF bay area

  • Following the runaway success in its Beauty Night brand (we'll be showing on TLP very, very soon!), Alterego have decided to take on another manufacturer of sexy lingerie and playwear.

    The Lingerie Post

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