Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun Trade name An elastic textile material, used for clothing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun an elastic synthetic fabric

Etymologies

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

[Alteration of expand.]

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Coined as an anagram of the word expands

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