sneaker

noun
sneak·​er | \ ˈsnē-kər How to pronounce sneaker (audio) \

Definition of sneaker

1 : one that sneaks
2 : a sports shoe with a pliable rubber sole

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Other Words from sneaker

sneakered \ ˈsnē-​kərd How to pronounce sneaker (audio) \ 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 Through December 1, Adidas is offering 40 percent off everything on their site (shoes, apparel, bags), including our favorite classic sneaker in women's and men's sizes with the code BRINGJOY. Madison Flager, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cyber Monday Deals for Travelers: Sales at Arlo Skye, Outdoor Voices, Osprey, and More," 30 Nov. 2020 Once Curry got his own signature sneaker, Bazemore made a habit of wearing the shoe during games. Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle.com, "Why Steph Curry reuniting with close friend Kent Bazemore benefits Warriors," 24 Nov. 2020 In November, Cardi dropped her first sneaker collection with Reebok. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Beyonce, BTS, Doja Cat & More Music Stars Who Launched Fashion Lines in 2020," 19 Nov. 2020 Turns out, Allbirds were her sneaker of choice on a weeklong vacation to Disney last year with her family. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "Allbirds Sneakers Are the Perfect Gift for Literally Anyone on Your List," 18 Nov. 2020 Cheering was pumped in to the arenas, where the sneaker squeaks and the jump-shot clanks sounded a little louder bouncing around in a mostly lifeless gym. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, "NBA bubble offered a surreal setting for league’s revival amid pandemic," 25 Dec. 2020 Heeled Timberlands add a chunky lug heel to the classic boot, while fashion styles include trendy versions of ankle booties, sneaker boots, rain boots, and even knee-high riding boots. Sian Babish, chicagotribune.com, "The best Timberland boot for women," 23 Dec. 2020 What size 13 sneaker falls next remains to be seen. Ann Killion, SFChronicle.com, "Biggest question facing Warriors: How bad will coronavirus disrupt this NBA season?," 20 Dec. 2020 After getting the drop on the latest Air Jordans, online sneaker exchange StockX is raising money for itself. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "All that’s redacted in the Texas lawsuit against Google," 17 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of sneaker

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sneaker was in 1598

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15 Jan 2021

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“Sneaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sneaker. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for sneaker

sneaker

noun
How to pronounce sneaker (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of sneaker

US : a shoe with a rubber sole that is designed for people to wear while running, playing sports, etc.

sneaker

noun
sneak·​er | \ ˈsnē-kər How to pronounce sneaker (audio) \

Kids Definition of sneaker

: a sports shoe with a rubber sole

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