Definition of spandex in US English:



  • A type of stretchy polyurethane fabric.

    • ‘The TotalGym really works, it's fun, and you don't have to suffer the disapproving stares of the scary spandex people at the gym.’
    • ‘They all wore the same ridiculous costumes; black spandex with red body armour and helmets with face concealing black plexiglass.’
    • ‘My friends are the ones who wear clown-colored spandex.’
    • ‘I wore pink spandex with bright blue flowers and yellow t-shirts.’
    • ‘The Lycra spandex stretch denim business is good, he adds, and is expected to become a core offering in the United States.’


1950s: an arbitrary formation from expand.