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 nounAthleisure 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 27 May. 2020.

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