Definition of leggings in English:

leggings

plural noun

  • 1Tight-fitting stretch pants, typically worn by women or girls.

    • ‘There were two pairs of jeans, 2 tracksuits, and a pair of leggings, some running shorts and about 8 white tops.’
    • ‘Check out our selection of short pants, short sleeve T'S, camisoles, sleeveless vests, and organic cotton striped baby shirts and leggings.’
    • ‘All I have is my black jumpsuit, two pairs of leggings and three shirts.’
    • ‘Some people wear a jogging suit, or leggings and an old t-shirt.’
    • ‘Mia undressed for bed, slipping on leggings and an oversized shirt to serve as pyjamas.’
    • ‘She wore long black leggings and a tight-fitting black top.’
    • ‘The exhibition features a magnificent collection of richly embroidered clothing, including collars, belts, leggings and skirts.’
    • ‘I did see that you started a thread about maternity wear elsewhere and I was going to reply to say that I know exactly what you meant about tight leggings and maternity smocks.’
    • ‘The boy looked up, his hair ruffled and wet, his shirt and leggings torn.’
    • ‘There were slits on either side of the waist too, and she wore a pair of skin-tight, spandex-like purple leggings, as well as a pair of blue, fingerless gloves and elbow pieces.’
    • ‘Soon, a woman came in, wearing a flower-printed dress and black leggings.’
    • ‘The uniform consisted of a short skirt with leather leggings and Eton jacket.’
    • ‘And I do remember the white smock and black leggings.’
    • ‘Although the night was cold, she was well wrapped up with bonnet, scarf, gloves, leggings and heavy coat.’
    • ‘The next day, Christina dressed in black spandex leggings and a white T-shirt.’
    • ‘In winter we wore leggings under our dresses and we covered our feet in rubber boots.’
    • ‘Even with her wool sweaters, shirts, leggings, socks, and cloak, she was still cold.’
    • ‘Bassist Chris Squire - wearing a flouncy black smock over skin-tight Lycra leggings tucked into Doc Marten boots - was having more of a ball than most.’
    • ‘I'm not going to wear leggings under a denim miniskirt or stiletto-heeled boots with skinny jeans and a gold-trimmed gilet.’
    • ‘Running tights or leggings have the same effect on your legs as a fleece and, since most of your body heat escapes through your head, a hat is a must.’
    1. 1.1Protective coverings for the legs.
      • ‘She was wearing her least favourite clothes; an off-white tunic, with green leggings.’
      • ‘He wore a leather loincloth, fur leggings, a fur garment, a grass cape, a fur hat and leather shoes stuffed with grass.’
      • ‘She recognized the green tunic, the brown shirt, leggings and boots.’
      • ‘Today he was wearing the same garments he had donned then, a green tunic and leggings, with a brown belt and shoes and a cap with a bright pink feather sticking out of it.’
      • ‘From the waist down he was dressed in heavy leather leggings.’
      • ‘After her breakfast, Katherine raced to her room and pulled on her favorite hunting leggings and tunic.’
      • ‘For clothes, he just wore an old woodsman's shirt and leggings.’
      • ‘Native American beaded pouches, leggings, and vests adorn the pinepaneled walls.’
      • ‘Her usual tunic and leggings were replaced with pale leather sewn with disks of what looked to be bone.’
      • ‘The women wore deerskin dresses, leggings, moccasins, and petticoats made of woven nettle or thistle fibers.’
      • ‘The cotton garments were soaked in water, then donned, along with helmets with eye slits, leggings and gloves.’
      • ‘I struggled into my usual black tunic, blue leggings, and black leather boots.’
      • ‘Men wore breechcloths and capes in warm weather, adding fur robes and leggings when it turned cold.’
      • ‘She wore a dark green tunic with black leggings and deer skin ankle boots.’
      • ‘The men wore antelope or mountain sheep skin leggings, shirts, breechcloths, and moccasins.’
      • ‘She put on a shirt and leggings of green leather, soft and supple.’
      • ‘The ruffians wore goatskin hats, gritty cloaks, and leggings of leather.’
      • ‘He was clad in leggings and a thigh-length tunic all in shades of green and brown.’
      • ‘Mr Joyce has just returned from Basra where he was able to take dozens of helmets, tunics, leggings and boots to the under-privileged men.’
      • ‘Traditional clothing for men consisted of a breech-cloth, deerskin leggings, a shirt, and, in winter, moccasins.’

Pronunciation:

leggings

/ˈleɡiNGz/