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sneak·er

sneaker

 
pronunciation:
sni kr
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part of speech: noun
definition: a shoe that has a rubber sole. Sneakers are made of cloth or other flexible material and are worn to play sports.
 
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.
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