sports·wear | \ˈspȯrts-ˌwer \

Definition of sportswear 

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

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And there was a refresh of his Champion sportswear pieces in subtle Malibu tones, like the hoodie with contrasting sleeves in sandy brown and pale pink. Vincent Boucher, The Hollywood Reporter, "New York Men’s Fashion Week Ends on High Note with Todd Snyder Show," 12 July 2018 There were the unabashed helpings of male pulchritude served up by the sportswear designers Parke & Ronen. New York Times, "New York Men’s Fashion Week: The Mixtape," 11 July 2018 On top of the prospect signings, the German sportswear company also announced that Jay-Z will be brought on as creative director of its basketball division. Jarrel Harris,, "Can Puma Carve Out Space in the Basketball Sneaker Business?," 27 June 2018 Earlier this week, Nike announced that the U.S. sportswear company would not supply shoes to Iran’s national team because of sanctions against Iran. Melissa Etehad,, "For L.A.'s Iranian American community, the World Cup means much more than soccer games," 15 June 2018 Every team has its full coaching staff here, each group of coaches dressed for games in matching sportswear, like a bowling team. Scott Ostler,, "Some summer fun at NBA’s Summer League," 10 July 2018 Oh, and then there was elaborate knitwear, futuristic sportswear, over-the-top special-occasion dresses — and so much more great work. Emilia Petrarca, The Cut, "These 10 FIT Students Are the Future of Fashion," 3 May 2018 At an early point in his fasihon career Givenchy borrowed from women's sportswear, an American invention, for his collections. Mary Rourke,, "Hubert de Givenchy dies at 91; courtly designer dressed Audrey Hepburn, built fashion empire," 12 Mar. 2018 While international sportswear giants are present in China, Li-Ning is a local behemoth. Nick Remsen, Vogue, "Li-Ning Is the Chinese Sportswear Brand You Need To Know," 21 June 2018

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1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sportswear was in 1903

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English Language Learners Definition of sportswear

: clothes that people wear for playing sports

: comfortable clothes that people wear for informal activities

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