One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A close-fitting one-piece garment, made of a stretchy fabric, that covers a person's body from the shoulders to the top of the thighs and typically the arms, worn by dancers or people exercising indoors.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘There she was, barely recognizable, a diva dressed in a leotard, her hair drawn into a knot.’
- ‘She wore a royal-blue leotard and long, navy-blue high-heeled boots.’
- ‘My costume, a red leotard with a flowing black see-through skirt, was destroyed.’
- ‘Everyone else was wearing a leotard or something like that.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It looked like a leotard with little dangling fringes at the bottom and sequins everywhere.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Lisa walked into the gym, dressed in a leotard and sweats, her hair in a messy ponytail.’
- ‘Dressing in a red leotard, hanging out at bars drinking Shirley Temples is not exciting.’
- ‘So he wears a leotard and flies around in a red cape.’
- ‘I never sweat and my body temperature drops as soon as I strip down to a leotard and tights after my warm up.’
- ‘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 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.’
- ‘I'll have your pink leotard ready for you as soon as you come home, dear.’
- ‘Her face and neck are moist with sweat, and she has pulled a pink practice tutu over her leotard and tights.’
- 1.1leotards Close-fitting leggings or tights, especially those worn by dancers.
Early 20th century: named after Jules Léotard (1839–70), French trapeze artist.
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