Definition of leotard noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈliːətɑːd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈliːətɑːrd//
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a piece of clothing that fits tightly over the body from the neck down to the tops of the legs, usually covering the arms, worn by dancers, women doing physical exercises, etc. Word Originearly 20th cent.: named after Jules Léotard (1839–70), French trapeze artist.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: leotard