beach·​wear | \ ˈbēch-ˌwer How to pronounce beachwear (audio) \

Definition of beachwear

: clothing for wear at a beach

Examples of beachwear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Expect up to 30% off bras, undies and cozy PJs for fall’s cooler temperatures, plus swimwear and beachwear. Krystin Arneson, CNN Underscored, "Update your wardrobe with tons of Labor Day deals on clothing," 6 Sep. 2020 Similarly, retro beachwear has long been a favorite of Gomez’s bestie, Taylor Swift, and beachgoers searching for modest bikinis. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Selena Gomez Brings Back the Vintage Bikini," 27 Aug. 2020 Their modern American cousins buy them off the rack at high-street beachwear boutiques. Matthew Sweet, The Economist, "How white nationalists hijacked the Hawaiian shirt," 31 July 2020 Find everything from casual beachwear to high-end designers, home furnishings, and more. Kara Franker, Southern Living, "The Ultimate Travel Guide to Naples, Florida," 6 July 2020 The show’s wardrobe is typically beachwear and the glam styles worn on dates. Washington Post, "Addicted to Love Island? It’s a Retail Fantasy," 19 Sep. 2019 Chelsea Handler is reinventing beachwear thanks to some help from Kim Kardashian West. Katie Intner,, "Chelsea Handler Runs 'Naked' on the Beach in Kim Kardashian's SKIMS Shapewear and Boob Tape," 13 Jan. 2020 Now the story took place not in Russia but in a dreary town on the southern coast of Brazil, a town with gusty mornings and white skies, with shops selling beachwear, floaties, Styrofoam boogie boards. Emilio Fraia, The New Yorker, "Sevastopol," 9 Dec. 2019 While there are hundreds of looks to choose from in the iconic Mattel couple’s history, Disick and Richie opted for the iconic vintage beachwear designed by Alejandro Peraza of Alejandro Collection. Jen Juneau,, "Scott Disick and Sofia Richie Soak Up the Sun on Miami Vacation for Thanksgiving Week Getaway," 26 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of beachwear

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of beachwear was in 1893

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“Beachwear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of beachwear

: clothing made to be worn at the beach

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