athleisure

noun
ath·​lei·​sure | \ ˈath-ˌlē-zhər How to pronounce athleisure (audio) , -ˌle-, -ˌlā-, nonstandard ˈa-thə- \

Definition of athleisure

: casual clothing designed to be worn both for exercising and for general use Of course, athleisure has lately become a fashion buzzword, a term intended to embrace the kind of clothing that a woman might be able to wear at work, to the gym, and then to dinner.— Rob Haskell often used before another noun Athleisure gear has reportedly unseated denim as the go-to clothing item of choice for teens.— Nedra Rhone

First Known Use of athleisure

1976, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for athleisure

blend of athlete and leisure

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“Athleisure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/athleisure. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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