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Opaque tights

Etymology

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From tight.

Pronunciation

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

Noun

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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: (US) pantyhose
  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

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Sheer tights are often referred to as pantyhose in North American English, and as stockings in Australian English.

Descendants

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  • Japanese: タイツ (taitsu)

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Etymology

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From English tights.

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Noun

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tights m (definite singular tightsen, indefinite plural tights or tightsar, definite plural tightsane)

  1. tights

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