Tights are a like snug, super long socks that go all the way up to your waist. Ballet dancers wear tights — and so does Superman.

Tights are worn under skirts or dresses, by dancers and runners, and by actors playing roles including Hamlet and Peter Pan. The name comes from "tight-fitting breeches," and beginning in the early 19th century, tights referred to gear worn by acrobats and dancers. Today, the words pantyhose and stockings are commonly used interchangeably with tights.

Definitions of tights

n skintight knit hose covering the body from the waist to the feet worn by acrobats and dancers and as stockings by women and girls

tights for dancers or gymnasts
a woman's tights consisting of underpants and stockings
Type of:
hose, hosiery
socks and stockings and tights collectively (the British include underwear)

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