bathing costume


Definition of bathing costume

: 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

Examples of bathing costume in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The following summer, a news photographer snapped a female beachgoer in Chicago, modeling a $1.50 bathing costume created by a local paper manufacturer. Greg Daugherty, Smithsonian, 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of bathing costume

circa 1832, in the meaning defined above

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