One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A small bracelet or band worn around the wrist for identity purposes or to soak up sweat when playing sport.
- ‘Then utilize the strap as a necklace or wristband and put it on an hour before the gym, wear it during training, and then remove it one hour after you have completed your workout!’
- ‘She wore a white t-shirt and a tennis skirt, and her wristbands lay on the table in front of her.’
- ‘On her left wrist she had two black laces like the other one on her right and a white thick sports wristband.’
- ‘A craze sweeping the nation is to sport a yellow wristband known as ‘Livestrong’, a trend started by champion cyclist Lance Armstrong.’
- ‘I took off the wristbands and headband I always wore during practice.’
- 1.1 The cuff of a shirt or blouse.
- ‘She wore a light blue nightgown with teddy bears on it and black wristbands.’
- ‘The Taiko costume - black shirt and pants, white tabis, black wristbands, a pink sash around the waist, and, for the boys, a pink turban-like headdress - was next to impossible to put on without help.’
- ‘Kriss changed back into traditional Egyptian clothing; white skirt held by a belt, white top held by a golden collar, wristbands, no sandals today.’
- ‘The women wear embroidered white blouses, red wristbands, and heavy dark wraps around their shoulders and skirts.’
- ‘At the show's end, the sweaty lad in the Brunei Polo Club shirt had pushed his wristband tight up his forearm, as if it were the sleeve of a blazer.’
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