suspender

noun
sus·​pend·​er | \ sə-ˈspen-dər How to pronounce suspender (audio) \

Definition of suspender

1 : one that suspends
2 : a device by which something may be suspended: such as
a : one of two supporting bands worn across the shoulders to support trousers, skirt, or belt usually used in plural and often with pair
b British : a fastener attached to a garment or garter to hold up a stocking or sock also : a device consisting of garter and fastener

Other Words from suspender

suspendered \ sə-​ˈspen-​dərd How to pronounce suspender (audio) \ adjective

Examples of suspender in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The former leader of Poker Flat Research Range and the smiling, suspender-wearing man remembered by many Alaska kids was 82 years old. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 31 July 2021 Other photos showed the Grammy winner wearing a custom catsuit and corset by Mugler, as well as a corset dress from Alexander McQueen paired with latex gloves, suspender belt and stockings from Atsuko Kudo. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, 4 June 2021 Other photos show the Grammy winner wearing a custom catsuit and corset by Mugler, as well as a corset dress from Alexander McQueen paired with latex gloves, suspender belt and stockings from Atsuko Kudo. Benjamin Vanhoose, PEOPLE.com, 11 May 2021 There are a lot of disposable and washable dog diapers to choose from, as well as truly adorable diaper suspenders if your pet needs a little extra help. Medea Giordano, Wired, 4 June 2020 At home, Alex is in her very stylish suspenders and black frames. Shannon Carlin, refinery29.com, 26 May 2020 There was, Rose notes, Zeppelin beer, cheese, suspenders, boot polish and cigars. Keith O’brien, New York Times, 28 Apr. 2020 Major Clues About The Masked Singer's Frog The Frog appeared to have an old school vibe with his purple, feathered hat, and suspenders when the first photos of the contestants were released. Ariana Brockington, refinery29.com, 5 Mar. 2020 Your former editor Graydon Carter bought you a bespoke Anderson & Sheppard suit for your birthday and overruled you on your choice of belt loops vs. suspender buttons. New York Times, 1 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of suspender

1524, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Suspender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suspender. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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suspender

noun
sus·​pend·​er | \ sə-ˈspen-dər How to pronounce suspender (audio) \

Kids Definition of suspender

: one of a pair of straps that are attached to pants or a skirt and go over the shoulders

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