tights


tights
/tuyts/, n. (used with a pl. v.)
1. a skin-tight, one-piece garment for the lower part of the body and the legs, now often made of stretch fabric, originally worn by dancers, acrobats, gymnasts, etc., and later made for general wear for adults and children.
2. a leotard with legs and, sometimes, feet.
[1825-35; n. use of TIGHT; see -S3]

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  • Tights — Tights, n. pl. Close fitting garments, especially for the lower part of the body and the legs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tights — S3 [taıts] n [plural] 1.) BrE a piece of women s clothing made of very thin material that fits tightly over the feet and legs and goes up to the waist American Equivalent: pantyhose 2.) a piece of clothing similar to women s tights but too thick… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tights — (n.) 1827, tight fitting breeches, from TIGHT (Cf. tight). Meaning skin tights worn by dancers, acrobats, etc. is attested from 1836 …   Etymology dictionary

  • tights — [ taıts ] noun plural a piece of women s clothing that tightly covers the feet and legs up to the waist a. a similar piece of clothing that dancers or actors wear …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tights — sb. pl., ene (tætsiddende bukser) …   Dansk ordbog

  • tights — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ a close fitting garment made of a knitted yarn, covering the legs, hips, and bottom …   English terms dictionary

  • tights — [tīts] pl.n. a tightly fitting garment, with separate legs, for the lower half of the body, worn by acrobats, dancers, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Tights — This article is about the leggings. For the full body tights, see spandex. Black tights. Tights are a kind of cloth leg garment, most often sheathing the body from about the waist to the feet with a more or less tight fit, hence the name. Wearing …   Wikipedia

  • tights — noun ⇨ See also ↑pantyhose ADJECTIVE ▪ opaque, thick ▪ ribbed ▪ sheer (BrE) ▪ black, flesh coloured (BrE) …   Collocations dictionary

  • tights — [[t]ta͟ɪts[/t]] 1) N PLURAL: also a pair of N Tights are a piece of clothing, usually worn by women and girls. They are usually made of nylon and cover the hips, legs and feet. [BRIT] ...a new pair of tights. (in AM, use pantyhose) 2) N PLURAL:… …   English dictionary

  • Tights — In diesem Artikel oder Abschnitt fehlen folgende wichtige Informationen: Einseitige Behandlung von Lycrahosen. Historische Leggings, z. B. die der Ureinwohner Nordamerikas, werden nicht erwähnt. Vgl. dazu auch en:Leggings. Du kannst Wikipedia… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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