body stocking


Definition of body stocking

: a usually sheer close-fitting one-piece garment for the torso that often has sleeves and legs

Examples of body stocking in a Sentence

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First Known Use of body stocking

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Body stocking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of body stocking

: a piece of clothing that fits tightly and covers the body from the neck to the ankles

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