leg-warmer 1974, from LEG (Cf. leg) + agent noun from WARM (Cf. warm) (v.).

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  • leg warmer — noun : a usually knitted covering for the leg * * * noun, pl ⋯ ers [count] : a warm covering of usually soft cloth that you wear on your leg * * * ˈleg warmer 7 [leg warmer leg warmers] noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Leg warmer — Leg warmers are coverings for the lower legs, similar to socks but thicker and generally footless. Leg warmers were originally dancewear worn by ballet and other classic dancers. Leg warmers are thought by some dancers to warm the lower calf, but …   Wikipedia

  • leg warmer — leg′ warm er n. clo a footless, stockinglike knitted covering for the leg • Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • leg warmer — /ˈlɛg wɔmə/ (say leg wawmuh) noun (usually plural) a knitted stocking covering the leg from ankle to the knee …   Australian English dictionary

  • leg warmer — noun Date: 1974 a usually knitted covering for the leg …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • leg-warmer — noun (C) a piece of clothing made from wool, which covers the lower part of your leg …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • leg warmer — noun A type of garment similar to a footless sock, which usually extends from below the knee to above the ankle …   Wiktionary

  • leg — n. & v. n. 1 a each of the limbs on which a person or animal walks and stands. b the part of this from the hip to the ankle. 2 a leg of an animal or bird as food. 3 an artificial leg (wooden leg). 4 a part of a garment covering a leg or part of a …   Useful english dictionary

  • warmer — noun a) Something that warms, such as a heater or a soup. b) A piece of clothing for warmth, such as a bodywarmer or leg warmer …   Wiktionary

  • Arm warmer — Arm warmers (or arm socks) are knitted sleeves worn on the arms. Usually worn by dancers to warm up their bodies before class, they have also become somewhat of a fashion item, appearing in the fall. These arm warmers are virtually identical in… …   Wikipedia