tennis shoe


: a lightweight usually low-cut sneaker

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web With a streamlined silhouette and subtle curves, this stunningly simplistic shoe is almost like a cross between a traditional tennis shoe and a smoking slipper. Theresa Holland, Travel + Leisure, 13 Feb. 2023 Fila surprised us with the new Speedserve tennis shoe. John Thompson, Men's Health, 3 Jan. 2023 Sure, the tread is just as grippy as Keen’s other staple footwear, but what really sets this shoe apart is its performance mesh fabric, which helps keep feet vented on hot summer hikes, much like your favorite tennis shoe. Emily Pennington, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 July 2022 Feeling good and looking good and being able to wear a tennis shoe correlates to life right now. Ingrid Schmidt, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Sep. 2022 Swiatek, who wears the Asics Gel-Resolution 8 tennis shoe and often opts for sleeveless tops with a skirt, remains the pinnacle female tennis player for Asics. Tim Newcomb, Forbes, 8 Aug. 2022 In a sport that made signature shoes popular more than five decades ago, the NB Coco CG1 becomes just the second signature tennis shoe for a current player in the sport (Roger Federer has the other). Tim Newcomb, Forbes, 24 July 2022 After most people had left, a black tennis shoe was left behind in a lane on Adams Street. Stacey Barchenger, The Arizona Republic, 24 June 2022 Each participant got three tries to put the back of their other foot on the weight-bearing leg, which could be barefoot or with a proper tennis shoe on. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, 22 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tennis shoe was in 1886

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Cite this Entry

“Tennis shoe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

tennis shoe

: a lightweight sneaker suitable for wear when playing tennis
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