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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Eugenie looked radiant in a patterned one shoulder tunic over black leggings, and Brooksbank wore a navy suit with a yellow tie. Temi Adebowale, Town & Country, "A Definitive History of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's Relationship," 2 July 2018 The royal wore a one-shoulder tunic with black leggings and black heels. Michelle Manetti, Good Housekeeping, "Princess Eugenie and Fiancé Jack Brooksbank Just Had a Rare PDA Moment," 19 June 2018 After giving birth to daughter Olympia last September, Williams dealt with issues including blood clots, and she's been wearing compression leggings this fortnight as a precaution. Howard Fendrich, Fox News, "Serena Williams nears 8th Wimbledon title, 24th Slam overall," 13 July 2018 Before the July 11 search party, she was last seen July 8, wearing black leggings, near 15th Street and Center Street in Milwaukee. Henry J. Morgan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Local activist helps family search for missing Glendale teen," 12 July 2018 Unlike the women in the painting, Beyoncé’s squad wears nude leggings and bras, while she is decked out in diamond earrings and a Burberry check set. refinery29.com, "Beyoncé Lets Her Outfits Do The Talking In Everything Is Love's First Video," 17 June 2018 With a water bottle in hand and wearing Soulcycle leggings, Malia was likely heading to or leaving a workout class. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Malia Obama Was Spotted in New York City Wearing New Braids," 4 June 2018 Brianna was last seen wearing black leggings, a pink camouflage sweatshirt and a red shirt. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Police: Missing Michigan girl, 12, may be in danger," 7 May 2018 She was last seen wearing black leggings, a grey sweater and slippers. Bianca Hillier, NBC News, "26-year-old Ashley Rabon still missing from Lexington, South Carolina," 9 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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occurring twice a year or every two years

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