sports·​wear ˈspȯrts-ˌwer How to pronounce sportswear (audio)
: clothing designed for casual or informal wear
… American designer Claire McCardell, one of the pioneers, in the 1940's, of the casual school of fashion known as sportswear, … established that she would never make a dress without pockets—women needed a place to put their hands, she said.Bernadine Morris
Isaia has moved quickly to pivot its in-house production, supplementing flamboyant suiting with casual sportswear and all the pieces a man needs to dress down his suits and sport coats.Robb Report
Mix-and-match monochrome is the latest trend in sportswear separates …Dana Dickey
: clothing designed to be worn for sports or fitness training
… showed off her incredible abs as she poses in the gym wearing sportswear.James Brinsford
… the Boston-based sportswear brand unveiled tennis star Coco Gauff's new signature tennis shoe …Victor Deng
Football sportswear refers to specially designed sportswear products that offer enhanced physical movement and comfort to the players. They include a wide range of products, consisting of jerseys, pants, shorts, socks, and shoes, that are utilized by athletes for training and playing

Examples of sportswear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the largest American shoe brands, the apparel organization has also expanded into sportswear and clothing. Eva Roytburg, Fortune, 4 June 2024 In one lawsuit, a sportswear manufacturer in Kansas claims that The M Den and its co-owner and president, Scott Hirth, of Carleton, owe more than $4 million. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, 24 May 2024 Lastly, another luxury brand teaming up with a mainstream brand is Balenciaga with the sportswear brand Under Armour. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 31 May 2024 There are 14 wash settings, including normal, baby wear, speed wash, sportswear, and a sanitary cycle that uses scalding hot (158F) water to kill bacteria and deep clean your clothes. Nor'adila Hepburn, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for sportswear 

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of sportswear was in 1903

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“Sportswear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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sports·​wear ˈspō(ə)rt-ˌswa(ə)r How to pronounce sportswear (audio)
: clothes suitable for sports or for casual or informal wear

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