bathing costume

noun

Definition of bathing costume

British
: a garment worn for swimming or bathing : bathing suit, swimsuit
  • 'There!' said the captain, pointing to one of the young ladies before noticed, who, in her bathing costume, looked as if she was enveloped in a patent Mackintosh, of scanty dimensions.
  • —Charles Dickens

First Known Use of bathing costume

circa 1832

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