ac·​tive·​wear ˈak-tiv-ˌwer How to pronounce activewear (audio)

Examples of activewear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The label sells women’s activewear, jumpsuits, jackets, bras and underwear, loungewear and sleepwear as well as sweatshirts, sweatpants and tees for men and children. The Editors, Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2024 Outdoor Voices was a direct-to-consumer darling once valued at $110 million—but the activewear brand has had a long fall from its glory days. Jasmine Li, Fortune, 26 Mar. 2024 Abercrombie has launched both special occasion, casual, and activewear lines to dress young people for their weekend endeavors. Sasha Rogelberg, Fortune, 12 Mar. 2024 However, for Black women, finding activewear that is stylish, functional, and celebrates our unique bodies can be a challenge. Aziah Pless, Essence, 31 Jan. 2024 The activewear company did make insulating material for the flight. IEEE Spectrum, 15 Feb. 2024 At the end of the day, Dubs hopes Azur stands out from mass market brands as a fashionable and functional activewear line. Kristen Philipkoski, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 However, in today's activewear market, the terms yoga pants and leggings are often used interchangeably. Theresa Holland, Travel + Leisure, 16 Feb. 2024 The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star just hosted an Amazon Live and chatted about her new workout regimen, giving some stellar recommendations for fitness gear and activewear along the way. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 28 Jan. 2024

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Word History


active entry 1 + -wear (as in sportswear, underwear)

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of activewear was in 1924

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“Activewear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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ac·​tive·​wear ˈak-tiv-ˌwa(ə)r How to pronounce activewear (audio)

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