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“Athleisure” is now in the dictionary and everything


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All these years of running errands in Alo and wearing Lululemon and Vie Active on first dates has finally paid off: “athleisure” is now officially a dictionary-defined term. (Leggings for everyone!)

Among its 1,400 new terms and phrases, Merriam-Webster has added the term to its 2016 Unabridged edition, confirming that yes, leggings truly are the new skinny jeans. 

Merriam-Webster defines athleisure as “casual clothing designed to be worn both for exercising and for general use.” Apparently the first known use of the word was in 1976—inspired, perhaps, by Sylvester Stallone’s street-to-sweat duds in Rocky? Or was President Gerald Ford rocking ABCs in the Oval Office?

Other noteworthy new dictionary terms this year include fit and flare, microbead, meet-cute, ICYMI, TMI, FOMO, and hella. (Use ’em in a sentence? Here’s one: ICYMI microbeads are hella bad for the environment.)

While we tipped you off about this this definitive milestone last fall, it now comes just days after Beyoncé debuted her first activewear line. Coincidence? We think not.

Another way fitness fashion’s hit the big time? One word: waitlists. Plus, the trend has spawned new fashion tribes defined by their workouts. 

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