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 Under Armour's and Adidas' sluggish results and forecast dragged down other big sportswear brands, including Nike (NKE) and Lululemon (LULU). Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, 6 May 2022 The sportswear manufacturer said its revenue in Greater China decreased by 35% in the first three months of the year compared with the same period a year earlier. Tom Fairless, WSJ, 6 May 2022 Signed to the talent agency IMG, Cambage has modeled sportswear for Adidas and is a brand ambassador for Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty lingerie line. New York Times, 5 May 2022 His capsule collection challenged the preconceived ideas surrounding sportswear through the development of new materiality. Essence, 27 Apr. 2022 Textures are lighter, airier, smoother and some have a sportswear feel. Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 Anne Klein, a sportswear designer with a practical bent—and the only woman on either side to participate—was first with an African-themed collection in neutral shades. Vogue, 25 Apr. 2022 Dzwonkiewicz takes us for coffee in the town, dressed in what looks like snazzy urban sportswear, with only the Polish consulate badge on her arm confirming her rank. Waldemar Januszczak For The Times, Robb Report, 19 Apr. 2022 From Bella's pink plaid sets and barely-there eyebrows to her diamond dental gem, the supermodel has truly grown into her vintage-meets-sportswear style over the years. Seventeen, 12 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sportswear

1903, in the meaning defined above

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11 May 2022

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“Sportswear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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