UK [taɪts] / US noun [plural]
a) a piece of women's clothing that tightly covers the feet and legs up to the waist

a pair of tights

b) a similar piece of clothing that dancers or actors wear

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  • tights — S3 [taıts] n [plural] 1.) BrE a piece of women s clothing made of very thin material that fits tightly over the feet and legs and goes up to the waist American Equivalent: pantyhose 2.) a piece of clothing similar to women s tights but too thick… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tights — (n.) 1827, tight fitting breeches, from TIGHT (Cf. tight). Meaning skin tights worn by dancers, acrobats, etc. is attested from 1836 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • tights — sb. pl., ene (tætsiddende bukser) …   Dansk ordbog

  • tights — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ a close fitting garment made of a knitted yarn, covering the legs, hips, and bottom …   English terms dictionary

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  • Tights — This article is about the leggings. For the full body tights, see spandex. Black tights. Tights are a kind of cloth leg garment, most often sheathing the body from about the waist to the feet with a more or less tight fit, hence the name. Wearing …   Wikipedia

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  • tights — [[t]ta͟ɪts[/t]] 1) N PLURAL: also a pair of N Tights are a piece of clothing, usually worn by women and girls. They are usually made of nylon and cover the hips, legs and feet. [BRIT] ...a new pair of tights. (in AM, use pantyhose) 2) N PLURAL:… …   English dictionary

  • Tights — In diesem Artikel oder Abschnitt fehlen folgende wichtige Informationen: Einseitige Behandlung von Lycrahosen. Historische Leggings, z. B. die der Ureinwohner Nordamerikas, werden nicht erwähnt. Vgl. dazu auch en:Leggings. Du kannst Wikipedia… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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