Definition of leotard in English:

leotard

noun

  • A close-fitting one-piece garment, made of a stretchy fabric, which covers a person's body from the shoulders to the top of the thighs, worn by dancers or people exercising indoors.

    ‘she worked out in her black leotard’
    • ‘I'll have your pink leotard ready for you as soon as you come home, dear.’
    • ‘My costume, a red leotard with a flowing black see-through skirt, was destroyed.’
    • ‘She wore a royal-blue leotard and long, navy-blue high-heeled boots.’
    • ‘She became a household name through her TV show, Relaxing with Roma where she famously sported a leopard-print leotard which became her trademark.’
    • ‘She was wearing a pink leotard and this frilly pink tutu.’
    • ‘I never sweat and my body temperature drops as soon as I strip down to a leotard and tights after my warm up.’
    • ‘Bulgaria's Silvia Mitova was one of those truly great gymnasts who most certainly would have gained greater glory had she sported a different leotard.’
    • ‘Her face and neck are moist with sweat, and she has pulled a pink practice tutu over her leotard and tights.’
    • ‘Everyone else was wearing a leotard or something like that.’
    • ‘Dressing in a red leotard, hanging out at bars drinking Shirley Temples is not exciting.’
    • ‘Lisa walked into the gym, dressed in a leotard and sweats, her hair in a messy ponytail.’
    • ‘Smith gave Mandy not only a new leotard, but tights and ballet shoes too.’
    • ‘She had her hair up and was dressed in a black leotard with pink tights.’
    • ‘She hung up her leotard in 1998 and started class at the University of Maryland, but soon realized that gymnastics was not quite out of her system.’
    • ‘Her wavy hair was pulled back into a high ponytail, and a tank top covered her leotard.’
    • ‘A teenager in a leotard dances a tribute to Michael Jackson's ‘Thriller.’’
    • ‘She motioned for two women, one with frosted hair and the other wearing a leotard that had a lightning bolt sewn across the front, to come over.’
    • ‘So he wears a leotard and flies around in a red cape.’
    • ‘There she was, barely recognizable, a diva dressed in a leotard, her hair drawn into a knot.’
    • ‘It looked like a leotard with little dangling fringes at the bottom and sequins everywhere.’

Origin

Early 20th century: named after Jules Léotard (1839–70), French trapeze artist.

Pronunciation:

leotard

/ˈliːətɑːd/