spor·​tif ˈspȯr-tif How to pronounce sportif (audio)
: 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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Word History


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

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sportif was in 1920

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“Sportif.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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