Recent Examples of bikini from the Web
In 2010, for example, a French tourist climbed to the top of the sacred rock and stripped down to her bikini.
Target recently introduced a summer campaign that featured people of all sizes with no retouching whatsoever—stretch marks on display in their bikinis.
Rau, dressed in a white thong bikini, is instead the centerfold of that issue.
Borodina, wearing just bikini bottoms, decides to stick her head out of the window of the backseat.
The pizza in question comes from Villa Italian Kitchen, the people who brought the world the real pizza bikini that no one wanted.
Controversial AfD posters dotting the country during the election campaign denounced Islam, advocated bikinis over burqas, and celebrated both pregnant white German women and alcohol-drinking white German women.
Trump had already commented on our looks many times during auditions, and wearing a bikini on the show would just open us up to further judgment about our physical appearance.
The girl at the store today said that 'girls like me' shouldn't wear a bikini.
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Did You Know?
In July 1946, a US Army–Navy task force detonated two thermonuclear bombs at Bikini, an atoll in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean, and the event dominated news around the world. A French designer, Jacques Heim, used the occasion to introduce a skimpy two-piece bathing suit dubbed l’atome, “the atom.” Another designer, Louis Réard, followed it up with an even smaller suit for which he registered the name bikini. It was first modeled by dancer Micheline Bernardini at a Paris fashion show on July 5. There is no solid evidence for why he gave this name to the suit, but it has since become an international word.
Origin and Etymology of bikini
First Known Use: 1947See Words from the same year
Definition of Bikini
Bikinianplay \-nē-ən\ noun
BIKINI Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bikini for English Language Learners
: 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
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