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

  • n. A synthetic fiber or fabric made from a polymer containing polyurethane, used in the manufacture of elastic clothing.
  • adj. Of or relating to spandex or its elastic qualities.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a synthetic fibre known for its exceptional elasticity
  • n. clothing made from such material

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an elastic synthetic fabric


Alteration of expand.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Coined as an anagram of the word expands (Wiktionary)


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