sneaker

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sneak +‎ -er

A pair of sneakers

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sneaker ‎(plural sneakers)

  1. One who sneaks.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Lamb to this entry?)
  2. (US, Atlantic Canada) An athletic shoe with a soft, rubber sole.
  3. (Britain, dialect, archaic) A vessel of drink.
    • Spectator
      A sneaker of five gallons.
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Etymology 2[edit]

sneak +‎ -er

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sneaker ‎(plural sneakers)

  1. (biology) sneaker male
    • 2008, Faye Flam, The Score: The Science of the Male Sex Drive
      These sneakers may go on this way indefinitely, or, if one of the big males somehow dies or disappears, a sneaker male's hormones will trigger a huge growth spurt and he'll metamorphose into an alpha male.

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