body·​con ˈbä-dē-ˌkän How to pronounce bodycon (audio)
variants or body-con
chiefly British
: conforming to the outline of the body : formfitting
a bodycon fit/silhouette
Lest anyone forget, the approaching season is all about big earrings and body-con dresses and colors that recall the Southwest.Karin Nelson

Word History


probably short for body-conforming

First Known Use

1990, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bodycon was in 1990

Dictionary Entries Near bodycon

Cite this Entry

“Bodycon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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