tennis shoe


: a lightweight usually low-cut sneaker

Examples of tennis shoe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Skechers Sport Summits Sneaker $50 $40 These slip-on kicks could easily be mistaken for regular tennis shoes thanks to their sporty shape and bungee lace system. Olivia Young, Travel + Leisure, 12 May 2024 The person was dressed in a black hoodie and ski mask, gray gloves, white Nike tennis shoes and armed with a sledgehammer. Harriet Ramos, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 11 May 2024 She was last seen wearing a gray sleeveless top, black pants and white tennis shoes. Robert A. Cronkleton, Kansas City Star, 10 May 2024 Holmes is the latest star to take the tennis shoes for a spin, wearing them on a walk in New York City. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 11 Apr. 2024 In the photos, the star wore a matching light gray sweatsuit and white tennis shoes. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 2 Apr. 2024 Belt it and pair it with heels for an elevated look, or throw on a pair of stylish tennis shoes for a laidback day of exploring. Alexandra Domrongchai, Travel + Leisure, 23 Mar. 2024 Cooper had also donned a low-key look for the date night, wearing a casual black and white letterman jacket, brown slacks and tennis shoes. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 23 Mar. 2024 Some old-timers would tough it out in tennis shoes to be extra quiet while walking through the woods. Matthew Every, Field & Stream, 13 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tennis shoe was in 1886

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Cite this Entry

“Tennis shoe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

tennis shoe

: a lightweight sneaker suitable for wear when playing tennis
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