leg·​ging | \ ˈle-gən also ˈlā- , -giŋ\
variants: or leggin

Definition of legging

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

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Plus, lots of space around the calves for Uniqlo Heattech leggings and socks to stay extra warm. Anny Choi, Vogue, "Vogue Staffers Pick the Best Shoes to Wear to Work This Winter," 25 Jan. 2019 Thankful for the fact that leggings are considered trendy still. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Kelly Clarkson Just Got Real About Her Holiday Weight Gain," 2 Jan. 2019 With a big black beard, sheepskin leggings and a staff, he is seen gazing into the distance from a mountainous, arid landscape. Adrian Higgins, The Seattle Times, "Scientists thought they had created the perfect tree. But it became a nightmare.," 17 Sep. 2018 Last year, after a period of rapid growth in LuLaRoe’s seller network, consumers began filing lawsuits saying the company’s leggings were defective and its refund policy wasn’t being honored. Andrew Scurria, WSJ, "Leggings Seller LuLaRoe Hit With $49 Million Creditor Lawsuit," 3 Dec. 2018 My favorite piece were the leggings, which didn’t feel too tight or revealing and had the most comfortable waist band. Colleen Kratofil, PEOPLE.com, "We Tried It: Working Out in Susan Lucci's QVC Line (In Hopes of Looking as Good as the 71-Year-Old!)," 20 Apr. 2018 She's also seen people wear the silk pajama pants with T-shirts or turtlenecks, and linen dresses over leggings or more structured jeans. Andrea Whittle, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Wear Pajamas on a Plane And Still Look Good," 5 June 2018 Nice team, but way overdressed: undershirts, full compression sleeves, full-coverage leggings. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, "Warriors’, Rockets’ players in sync with home states’ vibe," 12 May 2018 Layer it over leggings or jeans for a more professional look. The Editors, Outside Online, "17 Graduation Gifts for Her," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of legging

1718, in the meaning defined above

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leg·​ging | \ ˈle-gən , 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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Nglish: Translation of legging for Spanish Speakers

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