leotard

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A gymnast in a sleeveless leotard.

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Named after French acrobat Jules Léotard (1838–1870).

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leotard (plural leotards)

  1. A skin-tight one-piece garment with or without sleeves and no legs, often worn by dancers, acrobats etc.
    • 1963 May, Gloria Steinem, “A Bunny's Tale”, in Show Magazine[1], page 99:
      Tomorrow is the day. Marie makes her first trip out of this notebook and into the world. I'm off to buy a leotard.

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