Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
sneaker

sneak·er

sneaker

pronunciation:
sni kr
features:
Word History, Word Explorer
part of speech: noun
definition: a cloth sports shoe with a sole made of rubber or similar material.
 
Word History
Shoes with rubber soles were first called sneakers about a hundred years ago. Someone walking in such shoes could sneak around without being heard.
Word Explorer
See
  clothing, exercise, foot, sport