tennis shoe


Definition of tennis shoe

: a lightweight usually low-cut sneaker

Examples of tennis shoe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The man was wearing royal blue tennis shoes, blue jeans, a dark hoodie with a zipper and a black/gray baseball cap. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, "Man with sweet tooth and minty breath steals from Speedway; senior citizen badmouths dog walkers; Berea police blotter," 24 Apr. 2020 Alejandro was last seen wearing white Nike tennis shoes and blue jeans. Loyd Brumfield, Dallas News, "Dallas police searching for 16-year-old boy missing since Thursday," 20 Mar. 2020 Years ago Collins conveyed a certain everyman durability in his work, right down to the suit with tennis shoes. Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle, "Phil Collins: not dead, yet, at Toyota Center," 24 Sep. 2019 In fact, these sneakers look like an old-school pair of tennis shoes. Kelsey Mulvey, Marie Claire, "I'm Obsessed With These Tretorn Sneakers—And They're Finally On Sale," 31 Jan. 2020 Take advantage of that by getting a sleek new pair of adidas tennis shoes at a 45% discount. Jessica Kasparian, USA TODAY, "The best Prime Day Lightning Deals you can get right now," 15 July 2019 The male reportedly was wearing glasses, wearing white tennis shoes, approximately 6 feet tall, and had no facial hair. Christopher Harress |, al, "Autistic man still missing after possible sighting in Grand Bay," 26 Sep. 2019 He was last seen wearing a dark-colored winter coat, khaki-colored pants and tennis shoes. Andrea Cavallier, NBC News, "Family desperate to find 18-year-old Target employee Abdullahi 'Abdi' Sharif who disappeared after leaving work on January 17," 2 Mar. 2020 Guerrero pointed out that the still showed a young, thin black male wearing a gray hoodie without a zipper, black shorts and white tennis shoes. Elizabeth Zavala,, "Officers: Sketch, video, basketball team photo helped identify person of interest in Medical Center rapes," 24 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of tennis shoe

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Tennis shoe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of tennis shoe

: a low shoe that is worn while playing sports (such as tennis) or exercising

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