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leotard (n.)

1881, leotards, named for Jules Léotard (1830-1870), popular French trapeze artist, who performed in such a garment.

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Definitions of leotard

leotard (n.)
a tight-fitting garment of stretchy material that covers the body from the shoulders to the thighs (and may have long sleeves or legs reaching down to the ankles); worn by ballet dancers and acrobats for practice or performance;
Synonyms: unitard / body suit / cat suit
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