Definitions

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

  • noun A one-piece tight-fitting leotard and tights combination.

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  • noun A skin-tight garment covering the torso and the legs, sometimes the arms and feet.

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

  • noun a tight-fitting garment of stretchy material that covers the body from the shoulders to the thighs (and may have long sleeves or legs reaching down to the ankles); worn by ballet dancers and acrobats for practice or performance

Etymologies

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

[uni– + (leo)tard.]

Examples

  • "That's a BRILLIANT idea!" we go, and "LOVE your writing!" and "That leather unitard is TO DIE FOR!"

    The readers' room: What you thought of G2 this week . . .

  • Abdullah as trailblazer While conceding that some clothing could be used to mask certain body parts and manipulate performance, Abdullah ended up putting together a 43-slide presentation to demonstrate to the IWF how, in her case, judges can see her joints even through a long-sleeved, tight-fitting unitard or looser singlet.

    IWF Changes Dress Code Rules, Lets Muslim Weightlifter Compete

  • She was athletic and wearing a backless unitard and shorts, the sort of thing Kit would wear, only this girl had much better posture and infinitely more grace.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • This year, the unitard is basically a "dunce" outfit that says "I'm with stupid" on the front of it.

    Big Brother Recap: Veto Competition/Ceremony 6

  • A Native American doll is played by a dancer in a painted unitard with a leather loincloth.

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  • Abdullah as trailblazer While conceding that some clothing could be used to mask certain body parts and manipulate performance, Abdullah ended up putting together a 43-slide presentation to demonstrate to the IWF how, in her case, judges can see her joints even through a long-sleeved, tight-fitting unitard or looser singlet.

    IWF Changes Dress Code Rules, Lets Muslim Weightlifter Compete

  • Even Vera Elena Anaya, the beautiful woman the doc creates -- in the image of his dead wife and "made to measure" for himself -- has a larval look in her flesh-toned unitard and non-burn skin too unblemished to look human.

    Erica Abeel: Both Nutzoid and Thrilling: Almodovar's The Skin I Live In

  • Abdullah as trailblazer While conceding that some clothing could be used to mask certain body parts and manipulate performance, Abdullah ended up putting together a 43-slide presentation to demonstrate to the IWF how, in her case, judges can see her joints even through a long-sleeved, tight-fitting unitard or looser singlet.

    IWF Changes Dress Code Rules, Lets Muslim Weightlifter Compete

  • Abdullah as trailblazer While conceding that some clothing could be used to mask certain body parts and manipulate performance, Abdullah ended up putting together a 43-slide presentation to demonstrate to the IWF how, in her case, judges can see her joints even through a long-sleeved, tight-fitting unitard or looser singlet.

    IWF Changes Dress Code Rules, Lets Muslim Weightlifter Compete

  • She was athletic and wearing a backless unitard and shorts, the sort of thing Kit would wear, only this girl had much better posture and infinitely more grace.

    Slice Of Cherry

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