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plural nounNorth American
- ‘She'd already changed her heels for tennies and slipped pants on instead of her skirt.’
- ‘I dropped the plastic sheath on the floor and accidentally stepped on it with my tennies.’
- ‘I yanked on some jeans, a red tee and my tennies, and set out.’
- ‘She sometimes wore her tennies with evening wear.’
- ‘You can't wait to get home and slide into your tennies.’
- ‘They wore baggy sweats and clutched towel-wrapped tennies under their arms.’
- ‘I sighed, dropping my gaze to my scuffed-up tennies.’
- ‘He's wearing torn khaki shorts and beat-up tennies, without socks.’
- ‘We splashed our tennies in the puddles.’
- ‘Lace up your tennies and hit the trail.’
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