method of exercise and a fad in early 1980s, American English, coined 1968 by Kenneth H. Cooper, U.S. physician, from aerobic (also see -ics) on the notion of activities which require modest oxygen intake and thus can be maintained.
1. The dancing is uninhibited and as frenzied as an aerobics class.
2. I'd like to join an aerobics class to improve my fitness.
3. Unlike aerobics, walking entails no expensive fees for classes or clubs.
4. She teaches swimming, lifesaving and water aerobics.
5. I have a very good aerobics teacher called Nicky.