spor·​tif | \ ˈspȯr-tif How to pronounce sportif (audio) \

Definition of sportif

: sporty

Examples of sportif in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our colleague Naomi Elizée opted to dress up a tank with a leather Prada skirt, while Paloma Elsesser chose a pair to pair her tee with a sportif ankle-grazing skirt and fiery red and yellow Nike Air Bakin sneakers. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 16 Sep. 2022 The duchess stepped out in a bright red puffer in December by Perfect Moment, which had a more sportif feel than her typical toppers. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 9 Jan. 2020 Customers can shop the sportif collection from locker room to bench press in true technical fashion. Lauren Sheffield, Harper's BAZAAR, 10 Oct. 2014

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First Known Use of sportif

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sportif

French, sporting, of sports, from sport sport, from English

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22 Sep 2022

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“Sportif.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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