a one-piece, tightfitting, sleeved or sleeveless garment that covers, usually, only the torso: it is worn by acrobats, dancers, etc.
Origin of leotardafter J. Léotard, 19th-c. French aerial performer
A snugly fitting, stretchable one-piece garment with or without sleeves that covers the torso, worn especially by dancers, gymnasts, acrobats, and those engaging in exercise workouts.
Origin of leotardAfter Jules Léotard (1830-1870), French aerialist
from the French acrobat Jules LÃ©otard.