American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A snug stretchable garment covering the body from the waist or neck down, designed for general wear by women and girls.
- n. A similar garment designed for athletic use, worn especially by acrobats and dancers.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Garments clinging closely to the legs, or to the whole form, and intended either to display the form or to facilitate movement, or both, as in the case of dancers, acrobats, or gymnasts.
- n. A close-fitting, sheer or non-sheer skin-tight garment worn principally by women and girls that covers the body completely from the waist down, usually including the feet.
- n. A similar, non-sheer garment worn by dancers of either sex, especially by ballet dancers.
- n. In blasting rock, a piece of unbroken rock within the pay limit of a blast.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Close-fitting garments, especially for the lower part of the body and the legs.
- n. skintight knit hose covering the body from the waist to the feet worn by acrobats and dancers and as stockings by women and girls
- From tight (Wiktionary)
“But we understand watching half naked men fighting turns you on, much like when you watch muscular men in tights “wrasslin” on TV.”
“Though when I hear that I think more about how comics went from all dudes in tights to a variety of emotional material, Ghost World, that kind of thing.”
“And high culture vs. low culture - I'd argue Watchmen is pretty good writing, but it comes with the dudes in tights, so it gets a minus just for that?”
“I prefer to NOT look at men in tights (or tight clothes).”
“February 7th, 2010 at 7: 00 pm lebowski says: lil johnson, why still here. you said you were going to go wank it to grown men in tights grabbing each other hours ago. your racism, childishness and general idiocy are not impressing — or surprising — anyone.”
“In the background, shirtless guys in tights keep moving white chairs around, like a bunch of indecisive wedding planners.”
“But I guess we all have our fantasies, be they the manufactured dramas of television, dueling with goblins and orcs, or steroid-fueled men in tights slamming their bodies into each other.”
“Was she wearing a boa and wrasslin 'tights when she announced her candidacy?”
“I just hope there are no You-Tube videos of Geoghagen in tights imitating Mick Jagger.”
“Cheesy plots and fairly cute girls in tights will do a better job of holding my attention for an hour.”
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All these terms have a (different) American English equivalent. Wonder if you can identify them?
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Nouns that are common in plural form but are non-existent or rarely used in singular form.
Anything worn from the waist down.
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