sneaker

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A pair of sneakers
A tennis shoe

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sneak +‎ -er

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sneaker (plural sneakers)

  1. One who sneaks.
    • Charles Lamb
      Beshrew the man who on such a day as this, the general festival, should affect to stand aloof. I am none of those sneakers. I am free of the corporation, and care not who knows it.
  2. (US, Atlantic Canada, New Zealand) An athletic shoe with a soft, rubber sole.
  3. (Britain, dialect, archaic) A vessel of drink.
    • Spectator
      I have just left the right worshipful and his myrmidons about a sneaker of five gallons!
  4. (biology) A sneaker male.
    • 2008, Faye Flam, The Score: The Science of the Male Sex Drive[1]:
      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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sneaker m (plural sneakers, diminutive sneakertje n)

  1. sneaker
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sneaker m (plural sneakeres)

  1. sneaker