sneaker

noun

sneak·​er ˈsnē-kər How to pronounce sneaker (audio)
1
: one that sneaks
2
: a sports shoe with a pliable rubber sole
sneakered adjective

Examples of sneaker in a Sentence

she's such a sneaker I wouldn't trust her any farther than I could throw her
Recent Examples on the Web The sneakers went viral in late March, when Harley Blair (@hellionharls) recommended them in a TikTok that has so far racked up more than 2 million views. Olivia Young, Travel + Leisure, 9 June 2024 While out to lunch in Santa Barbara, the Goop founder wore an effortlessly stylish outfit that consisted of mix-and-match staples: a dark sweater, white sneakers, and camel trousers. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 7 June 2024 In addition to showcasing the latest EV models and the brand’s plans for the future, there were opportunities to enjoy the integration of Cadillac’s craftmanship in all sorts of things, like the creation of luggage tags and getting to see the end result of deconstructed designer sneakers. Victoria Uwumarogie, Essence, 4 June 2024 As a rule of thumb, sneakers with suits are a terrible idea. Guy Trebay, New York Times, 3 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for sneaker 

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sneaker was in 1598

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“Sneaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sneaker. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

sneaker

noun
sneak·​er ˈsnē-kər How to pronounce sneaker (audio)
1
: one that sneaks
2
: a sports shoe (as of canvas) with a rubber sole

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