noun \bə-ˈkē-nē\

: a piece of clothing in two parts that a girl or woman wears for swimming or for lying in the sun and that does not cover much of the body

Full Definition of BIKINI

a :  a woman's scanty two-piece bathing suit
b :  a man's brief swimsuit
:  a man's or woman's low-cut briefs
bi·ki·nied also bi·ki·ni'd \-nēd\ adjective

Origin of BIKINI

French, from Bikini, atoll of the Marshall Islands
First Known Use: 1947


geographical name \bi-ˈkē-nē\

Definition of BIKINI

island (atoll) W Pacific in Marshall Islands
Bi·ki·ni·an \-nē-ən\ noun


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