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 These thermal legging also boast Under Armour’s compression technology, which offers extra support and improve oxygen flow in your legs. Field & Stream, "Best Thermal Underwear: Smart Base Layers for Cold Weather," 20 Jan. 2021 Coming in 10 colorways, the mat is an opportunity to get super extra and coordinate it with your favorite Lululemon bra and legging set. Marissa Miller, USA TODAY, "25 relaxing self-care gifts that everyone could use this year," 25 Nov. 2020 Function aside, something about the sleek bands and bold colors made women covet them like any designer bag or legging. Emily Farra, Vogue, "The 17 Items That Defined 2020," 8 Dec. 2020 The high-rise crop legging comes in unique colors like plum purple and midnight blue, and sizes ranges from XXS to 6XL. Summer Cartwright, Travel + Leisure, "The Best Leggings Deals to Shop This Black Friday — From Spanx to Lululemon," 27 Nov. 2020 The telltale sign of the pandemic legging: women who never wore them out of the house before have caved to comfort. Hayley Krischer, New York Times, "Leggings Take a Victory Lap," 14 Nov. 2020 Perfect for those shorter in stature who are looking for an ankle-grazing legging, these pants are available in 17 hues. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "These Lululemon-inspired leggings are just $24 on Amazon," 22 Oct. 2020 Sports socks, gym bags, rugby shorts, thermal legging and head guards are all seeing steep markdowns over the next two days. Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored, "Your A to Z guide to the best Amazon Prime Day Deals in the UK," 13 Oct. 2020 There are plenty on sale at Nordstrom, from sporty Nike tracksuits to adorable legging and shirt combos from beloved brand Tucker and Tate. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "The top 100+ deals worth buying at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale," 13 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of legging

1718, in the meaning defined above

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10 Feb 2021

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“Legging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legging. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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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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