Definition of athleisure in English:

athleisure

noun

mass nountrademark in UK
  • Casual, comfortable clothing designed to be suitable both for exercise and everyday wear.

    ‘athleisure is perfect for travelling’
    as modifier ‘the company was a pioneer of the athleisure trend that has swept the fashion world’
    • ‘With athleisure wear gaining popularity and apparel companies racing to get a share of this, these companies appear to be in good shape for the upcoming quarter.’
    • ‘Next to style and comfort, it's the adaptability of athleisure that appeals to her customers.’
    • ‘She dressed up the athleisure look with gold metallic wedge sneakers.’
    • ‘We believe that the competition in the athleisure women's line is quite fierce.’
    • ‘Most of us know of the company as a global titan in athletic wear, so it makes sense that it is moving into the growing athleisure space.’
    • ‘Innovations in new, high-performance fabric are behind the relaxed silhouettes of the athleisure trend.’
    • ‘Athleisure apparel is looking less like a fad and more like a permanent addition to women's closets.’
    • ‘His collection of athleisure clothing hit just the right cool-but-wearable note.’
    • ‘The company will launch a women's athleisure line this week, as the retailer looks to attract more college-age consumers.’
    • ‘We've swapped our skinny jeans for yoga pants so athleisure is officially a thing.’

Origin

1970s: blend of athletic and leisure.

Pronunciation

athleisure

/aθˈlɛʒə/