leg·​ging | \ ˈle-gən How to pronounce legging (audio) also ˈlā-, -giŋ \
variants: or leggin \ ˈle-​gən How to pronounce leggin (audio) also  ˈlā-​ \

Definition of legging

: a covering (as of leather or cloth) for the leg usually used in plural also : tights

Examples of legging in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Say goodbye to wedgies and too-tight waist bands, because real pants are out and leggings are officially in. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Kaia Gerber’s Adorable Sports Bra/Leggings Set is Actually Super Affordable," 4 May 2020 Cozy favorites, such as joggers and leggings, are also in abundance. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, "Nearly every top-rated piece of clothing just went on sale at Anthropologie," 25 Apr. 2020 Tim RobbertsGetty Images As Slack notifications ping off the walls of your room and leggings become your full-time work apparel, working from home has become our new normal. Bianca Rodriguez, Marie Claire, "How to Look Better On Video Calls (Without Getting Up From the Couch)," 7 Apr. 2020 Judi Raiken, 76, had stopped by in search of high-heel all-weather boots and fleece leggings. Abha Bhattarai, Washington Post, "Malls are dying. The thriving ones are spending millions to reinvent themselves.," 22 Nov. 2019 Destiny was wearing a red T-shirt with white letters, black leggings and hot pink shoes. Loyd Brumfield, Dallas News, "Dallas police searching for missing 11-year-old girl, 13-year-old boy," 6 Mar. 2020 This cropped hoodie is super simple, made from a breathable cotton and is perfect to pair with some leggings and a cami to stay comfy in on the weekends or after your yoga class. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "10 must-have pieces from Anthropologie's huge early spring sale," 4 Mar. 2020 One boy wears Velcro sneakers, dinosaur-print leggings and a leopard-print, oversized men's shirt — a look that epitomizes how children creatively style themselves. Lindsay Weinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Wendy' Costume Designer on What Inspired Her Modern Twist on Peter Pan," 27 Feb. 2020 And the color scheme of Queen Bey’s line of leggings and boxy tops did bear a familiar maroon and orange color scheme. Washington Post, "How 2019 became the Year of the Chicken Sandwich," 18 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of legging

1718, in the meaning defined above

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22 May 2020

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“Legging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legging. Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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leg·​ging | \ ˈle-gən How to pronounce legging (audio) , ˈle-giŋ \

Kids Definition of legging

: an outer covering for the leg usually of cloth or leather a pair of leggings

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