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legging

[leg-ing] /ˈlɛg ɪŋ/
noun
1.
a covering for the leg, usually extending from the ankle to the knee but sometimes higher, worn by soldiers, riders, workers, etc.
Compare chaps, gaiter, puttee.
2.
leggings, (used with a plural verb)
  1. close-fitting knit pants.
  2. the pants of a two-piece snowsuit.
Also, leggin
[leg-in] /ˈlɛg ɪn/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; leg + -ing1
Related forms
legginged, adjective
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  • Two snaps at the tee's neck and a generous elastic waistband on these playful dinosaur leggings make dressing a breeze.
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  • leggings are my answer to pajama pants during travel.
  • leggings can be as casual as jeans, worn at home or on the weekend with an oversize shirt or big sweater.
  • Spandex pants, shorts, and leggings are not permitted alone.
  • The archer wears protective leggings and a double-layered tunic.
  • Spandex pants, shorts and leggings are not permitted alone.
  • Sometimes they wore buckskin leggings, but it was not common.
  • Consider wearing high boots or protective leggings while hiking.
British Dictionary definitions for leggings

leggings

/ˈlɛɡɪŋz/
plural noun
1.
an extra outer covering for the lower legs
2.
close-fitting trousers worn by women and children
Derived Forms
legginged, adjective
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Word Origin and History for leggings

legging

n.

"extra outer covering to protect the leg," 1763, from leg (n.). Related: Leggings.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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