bathing beauty

noun

Definition of bathing beauty 

: a woman in a bathing suit who is a contestant in a beauty contest

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The swimsuit competition dates to the founding of the crowning of Miss America in 1921 as a bathing beauty revue in Atlantic City, New Jersey. NBC News, "Setback for women or long overdue? Former Miss Americas on end of swimsuit competition," 6 June 2018 The competition began nearly 100 years ago in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as a bathing beauty contest designed to keep tourists coming to the seaside resort in the weekend after Labor Day. CBS News, "Miss America eliminates swimsuits, won't judge on looks," 5 June 2018 The competition began nearly 100 years ago in Atlantic City, New Jersey as a bathing beauty contest designed to keep tourists coming to the seaside resort in the weekend after Labor Day. Wayne Parry, chicagotribune.com, "Miss America dropping swimsuit competition," 5 June 2018 The competition began nearly 100 years ago in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as a bathing beauty contest designed to keep tourists coming to the seaside resort in the weekend after Labor Day. Wayne Parry, BostonGlobe.com, "Miss America dropping swimsuit competition," 5 June 2018 The competition began nearly 100 years ago in Atlantic City, New Jersey as a bathing beauty contest designed to keep tourists coming to the seaside resort in the weekend after Labor Day. Wayne Parry, Cincinnati.com, "Miss America dropping swimsuit competition, starting this year," 5 June 2018 Voss wears a bronzed skin, shoulder-length hair and a little less clothing than a bathing beauty — trunks and shoes and socks. Scott Harrison, latimes.com, "From the Archives: Vagabond Leo V. Voss visits the Los Angeles Times," 22 May 2018

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1916, in the meaning defined above

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