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

[Alteration of expand.]


(Clothing & Fashion) a type of synthetic stretch fabric made from polyurethane fibre
[C20: coined from an anagram of expands]


(ˈspæn dɛks)

a fabric made of or containing a polyurethane fiber with elastic properties.
[1955–60; anagram of expands]


A synthetic fabric made from polyurethane, used in making stretch clothing.
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Noun1.spandex - an elastic synthetic fabricspandex - an elastic synthetic fabric    
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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I'm wearing this silver suit and stretchy pants, and after the photo, he smacks my ass really hard.
I felt like a big fraud and that if anyone knew that I spent my weekends in stretchy pants and eating microwaved eggs they'd reel back in horror and realise they'd been tricked and I was, indeed, an imposter.
Come on I mean there's no other time where the first thing you eat in a morning is chocolate and changing into your stretchy pants is considered a "good idea" after you've over indulged rather than just a bit embarrassing.
In addition if you are doing a job that requires a lot of squatting, take the skinny jeans off and put on loose or stretchy pants instead.
And the person eating it would need to wear stretchy pants as I think you would immediately gain half a stone from eating it.
A guy might feel funny buying those stretchy pants on their own -- they don't know if they're manly enough, macho enough.
She was dressed all in black, including a pair of stretchy pants and a cardigan-like jacket that she was proud to announce cost almost nothing: '$59.
I've got the stretchy pants, I know a downward dog when I see one, and I can do a pretty convincing 'ommmm'.