sports·​wear | \ˈspȯrts-ˌwer \

Definition of sportswear 

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

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Nonprofit group Parley for the Oceans has teamed up with labels like G-Star Raw to combat marine pollution by transforming plastics found in our waterways into high- performance sportswear. Lindsay Talbot, Marie Claire, "Your Everything Guide to a Sustainable Closet," 19 July 2018 Puma’s new relationship with Jay-Z feels like an acknowledgment that success as a sportswear brand can’t just be about basketball. Cam Wolf, GQ, "Jay-Z Named Head of Puma’s Relaunched Basketball Division," 19 June 2018 In 1987, the world’s biggest sportswear company even used a song by the Beatles to praise nonconformity. Jane Coaston, Vox, "Nike has made billions selling rebellion to young people," 6 Sep. 2018 The sportswear giant is still up about 28 percent this year. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Colin Kaepernick's Moving New Nike Commercial Urges Us To "Dream Crazy"," 5 Sep. 2018 Henderson, whose college majors were finance and entrepreneurship, was on the island for a photo shoot to launch a line of casual sportswear. Nikolia Apostolou, USA TODAY, "One year later, family awaits justice in murder of Austin man on Greek island," 6 July 2018 The global sportswear brand have recently released a new Climachill shirt template, which follows their previous Climacool range., "PHOTO: adidas Selling New Leicester Home Shirt Online Before Club Unveil the Fresh Strip," 11 May 2018 The New Valentino has come to be defined by a fearless use of print and pattern, particularly camouflage, as well as by a wide range of wearable sportswear like windbreakers, sweatpants, and track jackets. Jake Woolf, GQ, "These New Valentino Kicks Come from the Sneaker Future," 24 Apr. 2018 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

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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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