leg·​ging | \ ˈle-gən How to pronounce legging (audio) also ˈlā-, -giŋ \
variants: or leggin \ ˈle-​gən How to pronounce legging (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 Lawrence wore a black crop top-and-legging set, baring her belly, with black slides. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 4 Oct. 2021 Skintight black pants morphed into platform sneakers to evoke an 18th century legging, while the chunky footwear sported an arched sole in the spirit of old fashioned clogs. Thomas Adamson, USA TODAY, 4 Oct. 2021 There is a legging for every vibe and mood, and thanks to the brand’s form-fitting, silky materials, every piece is resistant and looks flawless on all body types. Rosa Sanchez, Forbes, 1 Oct. 2021 The nap dress is in many ways a more whimsical iteration of the Lululemon legging. Anna Haines, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021 The quality is right up there with some of my favourite athleisure brands, yet the pieces start at $65 for the mesh tank top and top out at $140 for the legging. Karina Hoshikawa, refinery29.com, 19 Aug. 2021 The original video begins with a crowd gathered around a stack of black and blue milk crates as a woman with pink hair, dressed in a sports bra and legging, begins her ascent up the pyramid. NBC News, 25 Aug. 2021 Each are pros in vastly different arenas, but can appreciate a good legging and sports bra. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 27 July 2021 Given a strand thickness of about 0.6 mm, many strands woven around a legging could add up to gigabits of memory. Eric Tegler, Forbes, 17 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of legging

1718, in the meaning defined above

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“Legging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legging. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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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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