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.
  2. (US, Atlantic Canada, New Zealand) An athletic shoe with a soft, rubber sole.
  3. (UK, dialect, archaic) A vessel of drink.
    • Spectator
      I have just left the right worshipful and his myrmidons about a sneaker of five gallons!
  4. (India, archaic) A large cup (or small basin) with a saucer and cover.
  5. (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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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /esˈnikeɾ/, [ezˈni.keɾ]

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sneaker m (plural sneakeres)

  1. sneaker