tights

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English[edit]

Opaque tights

Etymology[edit]

From tight.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /taɪts/
  • Rhymes: -aɪts
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

tights pl (plural only)

  1. A close-fitting, sheer or non-sheer skin-tight garment worn principally by women and girls that covers the body completely from the waist down, usually including the feet.
    Synonym: pantyhose (US)
  2. (dance) A similar, non-sheer garment worn by dancers of either sex, especially by ballet dancers.
  3. (wrestling) A garment, similar to briefs, worn chiefly by professional wrestlers.
  4. (mining) In blasting rock, a piece of unbroken rock within the pay limit of a blast.

Usage notes[edit]

US English uses the term pantyhose to refer to sheer tights.

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