: a skintight garment covering the body from the neck down or from the waist down
also, British : pantyhose

Examples of tights in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As its moniker implies, the finish is sheer and barely there, like opaque tights over bare legs. Fiona Embleton, Glamour, 6 Feb. 2023 The North Face Windwall technology is what seals the deal for these tights. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Feb. 2023 The star wore a LBD with gold trim, black tights and black heels. Zizi Strater, Peoplemag, 31 Jan. 2023 At Valentino, Anne Hathaway piled on the sequins with an embroidered dress over embellished tights—finished with a leopard print bag and heels, because more is more! Christian Allaire, Vogue, 29 Jan. 2023 Anne Hathaway just rocked a leopard-print minidress and tights at Paris Fashion Week, and the photos from the event were totally iconic. Jacqueline Tempera, Women's Health, 26 Jan. 2023 Each piece is designed with quality at the forefront, including athletic tights featuring ShapeMove, a fabric that shapes the body and provides extra support, as well as DryMove, a material that pulls moisture away from the skin. Sharon Edelson, Forbes, 24 Jan. 2023 The Armageddon Time star wore the statement coat over sheer black tights and a pair of chunky lace-up boots with a block heel and gold hardware, finishing the look with an array of silver rings and other jewelry. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 22 Jan. 2023 Armendáriz turned up to the premiere in a flashy ensemble fit for both the ring and the red carpet — a multi-colored leotard, bedazzled tights and a blue satin jacket with dramatic train. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1837, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tights was circa 1837

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“Tights.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tights. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


noun plural
: a garment closely fitted to the body and covering it from the neck down or from the waist down

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