Definition of spandex
: any of various elastic textile fibers made chiefly of polyurethane; also : clothing made of this material
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To keep it simple, pick fabrics such as nylon, spandex, and polyester that are comfortable, nonabsorbent, and flexible.
Unlimited spandex, an out-of-work soap actress and music from the Go-Go's highlight the 10-episode series based on pro-wrestling franchise Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.
Take, for example, a throwback photograph of Diana dashing into the Harbour Club in spandex shorts and a Harvard sweatshirt; the look is right in line with today’s athleisure trend.
Natural fibers breathe, manmade ones won't. Don't make the mistake of sporting anything leather, pleather, polyester, Lycra or spandex.
But the nylon/spandex material was super comfy and breathable.
Made by Big South Company in Fort Payne, these socks come in a variety of color combinations and are made from a blend of cotton, nylon, poly and spandex.
Being brave/crazy/stupid enough 2 wear spandex The hills R the 2nd hardest part.
Shill’s instillation centers on a large-scale curtain made of gold spandex.
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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
anagram of expands
First Known Use: 1959See Words from the same year
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Definition of spandex for English Language Learners
: a material that stretches easily and is used especially to make sports clothing; also : clothing made of this material
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