sports·​wear | \ ˈspȯrts-ˌwer How to pronounce sportswear (audio) \

Definition of sportswear

: clothing suitable for recreation broadly : clothing designed for casual or informal wear

Examples of sportswear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sportswear brand is also stepping up to the plate on the charitable front, donating $3.6 million to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "10 retailers giving back to COVID-19 relief that are having sales," 29 Apr. 2020 Under Armour is just the latest global sportswear brand to discuss the impact that coronavirus would have on sales, joining brands like Nike Inc. and Adidas AG. Eben Novy-williams,, "Under Armour Stumbles on Path to Recovery With 2020 Warning," 29 Apr. 2020 No designer — no designer anywhere — is better at that kind of restrained, spare sportswear. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, "Fashion Week celebrated what it means to dream — culminating in this one moving Marc Jacobs moment," 13 Feb. 2020 Chanin is a former corporate garmento who fled Seventh Avenue and the line of junior sportswear that employed her to found a clothing company called Alabama Chanin. Cintra Wilson, The New York Review of Books, "Waste Not, Shop Not," 11 Feb. 2020 Fanatics, the sportswear company that creates licensed apparel for most of the major sports leagues in the U.S., is partnering with Major League Baseball to make face masks and hospital gowns out of the same fabric players' jerseys are made out of. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Nike repurposing sneakers to create face shields for health care workers," 8 Apr. 2020 Under Armour, one of the biggest names in sportswear, announced Tuesday that founder Kevin Plank will step down as chief executive and turn the reins over to his chief operating officer. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, "Under Armour taps its chief operating officer to succeed Kevin Plank as CEO," 22 Oct. 2019 The sportswear company, with its headquarters in Washington County, closed its brick and mortar retail stores on March 16 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. oregonlive, "Columbia sportswear CEO Tim Boyle cuts own salary to $10K, retail employees receive regular pay," 28 Mar. 2020 The sportswear company is expected to lower its expectations for the rest of the fiscal year, which will be hurt by stores that Nike recently closed in western Europe and North America. Dallas News, "Tracking the fallout: Chevron, GM, Intel act to conserve cash and the G7 makes bold pledge," 24 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of sportswear

1903, in the meaning defined above

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18 May 2020

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“Sportswear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sportswear

: clothes that people wear for playing sports
chiefly US : comfortable clothes that people wear for informal activities

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