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

  • A woman's one-piece undergarment consisting of underpants and stretchable stockings.

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  • n. Women's nylon tights worn about the legs.

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  • n. a woman's tights consisting of underpants and stockings


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  • Then there's always hosiery – I've never liked that word.

    April 27, 2008

  • Yep, that's my logic too, frind.

    April 17, 2008

  • I alternate on a seasonal basis: tights are thick and usually opaque – winter wear. Stockings/pantyhose are sheer – summer wear.

    April 16, 2008

  • I don't know what to thay.

    April 16, 2008

  • I'm afraid that's not a luxury I have...

    April 16, 2008

  • I just avoid them all.

    April 16, 2008

  • I alternate between tights and stockings.

    April 16, 2008

  • Tights. Much better.

    April 16, 2008

  • I know it's wrong, but I'm inclined to call them stockings and be done with it!

    April 16, 2008

  • I was just coming here to talk about chafing, too. ;-)

    April 16, 2008

  • Look! I just said this on panties, and discovered I said it already, eight months ago!

    Well... I guess that means I still hate it.

    October 18, 2007

  • I'm chafing just thinking about them.

    February 2, 2007

  • This has to be one of the worst words ever invented, for one of the worst objects ever invented.

    Wait...that sounds like a good idea for a list...

    February 2, 2007