Definition of "spandex" [span•dex]

  • A synthetic fiber or fabric made from a polymer containing polyurethane, used in the manufacture of elastic clothing. (noun)
  • Of or relating to spandex or its elastic qualities. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "spandex" in a sentence
  • "Some people find men running around in spandex pants with feathers on them and no shirt a tad extreme for kids to be looking up to."
  • "Is it the music or the snakeskin spandex britches?"
  • "The rest were in spandex and costumes (many without helmets): Darwin runner ups for sure."