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Recent Examples of spandex from the Web
Junior posted a photo of Stewart in full cycling gear - helmet, spandex, everything - Thursday night, and fans went nuts over it.
These long-haired, denim, leather and, yes, spandex clad bands also frequented smaller markets like Huntsville, Mobile and sometimes other Alabama cities like Montgomery.
Imagine the force of cotton and spandex hurtling at such speeds.
Kieran reaches under my bulky sweater, under the two long-sleeved shirts, under the tank top, pulls aside the white spandex sports bra, and grazes my breast with his fingertips.
The trailer’s major action comes from Black Panther’s conflict with challenger and fellow spandex-wearer Erik Killmonger, played by a vengeful Michael B. Jordan.
According to the school’s website, leggings, tights, yoga pants and spandex must be worn under clothing that covers to mid-thigh.
David loved wearing their mother's dresses most of all, bridesmaids dresses with purple flowers, '80s spandex pieces with loud prints and shoulder pads.
Here, the best summer spandex pieces to wear all season long.
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Did You Know?
Spandex is a fiber that has had an impact on fashion high and low, casual and formal, outer and under. It's not a trademark, as a number of the names of other fibers are, among them Dacron, Lycra, and Orlon. It's a generic term, coined in 1959 as an anagram of the word expands. Anagrammatic coinages are not common; the only other in our dictionaries that the average person is likely to be familiar with is sideburns. Sideburns is an anagram (and synonym) of burnsides, from Ambrose E. Burnside, a Union general in the American Civil War credited with originating the fashion (in the U.S., at least) also known as side-whiskers.
Origin and Etymology of spandex
First Known Use: 1959See Words from the same year
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