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

  • A trademark used for a brand of spandex.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Trademark. A type of synthetic elastic fabric and fibre (spandex) used for tight-fitting garments, such as swimming costumes.
  • n. Clothing made from such materials, especially with reference to cycling shorts.
  • n. A tight-fitting garment made of Lycra.


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  • Judging from the state of Eric's Lycra, I succeeded. -Charlaine Harris, Living Dead in Dallas

    December 11, 2010