sportswear

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

Definition of sportswear

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

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The sportswear brand first launched its Plus Size Collection in 2017. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "Nike adds mannequins for plus-sized and para-sport athletes to its flagship store," 7 June 2019 But on top of his contract being terminated, Folau lost sponsorship deals with companies including car manufacturer Land Rover and sportswear brand Asics. Ben Morse, CNN, "Israel Folau fights 'unlawful termination' of Australia rugby contract," 6 June 2019 In 2016, the Rihanna launched her first foray into fashion with a contemporary clothing line backed by sportswear brand Puma, called Fenty x Puma. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Rihanna is Reportedly Launching a Luxury Fashion House," 17 Jan. 2019 Beyonce will also design her own signature footwear and sportswear apparel for the brand, separate from Ivy Park. Asia Milia Ware, Teen Vogue, "Beyoncé Is Partnering With Adidas To Relaunch Ivy Park," 4 Apr. 2019 Two years ago, Adidas was easily outpacing Nike in the global sportswear market. Carol Ryan, WSJ, "Adidas Is Slipping From its Personal Best," 13 Mar. 2019 Beyoncé joins a crew of fellow superstars who have forayed into the world of sportswear. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Beyhive, Rejoice! Adidas and Beyoncé Are Teaming Up on a Cool New Label," 4 Apr. 2019 Makers of sportswear and fleece jackets are trying to address concerns about tiny plastic particles from synthetic clothing finding their way into seafood and drinking water. Saabira Chaudhuri, WSJ, "The Tiny Plastics in Your Clothes Are Becoming a Big Problem," 7 Mar. 2019 After working in the music industry for 25 years, Ivery was recently named the Creative Director of STLA, a luxury sportswear brand by Sergio Tecchini. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Ellen Pompeo’s Husband Chris Ivery Doesn't Watch 'Grey's Anatomy' and We Totally Get It," 1 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of sportswear

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sportswear was in 1903

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sportswear

noun

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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