body·​suit | \ ˈbä-dē-ˌsüt How to pronounce bodysuit (audio) \
plural bodysuits

Definition of bodysuit

1 : a close-fitting one-piece garment for the torso often with sleeves … a bodysuit … of Italian-made jersey or knit. It has long sleeves, pulls on over the head, fits snugly and fastens with snaps at the crotch. This serves to replace a conventional sweater or blouse.— Carrie Donovan
2 : a usually close-fitting one-piece garment that covers most or all of the body Some of the top-selling costumes this year at the Spirit Halloween store in River Park are off the beaten path. Brightly colored bodysuits that cover the wearer from head to toe, including hands and feet, are popular sellers for adults.Fresno (California) Bee

Examples of bodysuit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An electric blue lace bra, paired with coordinating fingerless gloves and a fishnet bodysuit. Eliza Huber,, "Here’s A Sneak Peek Of Lizzo, Willow Smith, & More At Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Show," 1 Oct. 2020 Lipa’s avatar sported a piecey hair style in a clip with two dagger tendrils framing her face, and opted for a strapless bodysuit with cut-outs and a pair of shin-length fishnet socks. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid Became Avatars at a Virtual Fashion Show," 25 Sep. 2020 Whether paired with a formfitting bodysuit, a silk button-down, or chunky knitwear, roomy jeans can anchor any look with a touch of structure and downtown flair. Erin Parker, Glamour, "17 Cool ’90s Jeans That Are Perfect for Fall," 1 Oct. 2020 While Miss 5th Ave rocks a matching lace set with coordinating gloves and fishnet tights, Shea Couleé strikes a pose in a sheer mesh bodysuit and slick-straight platinum blonde locks. Harper's BAZAAR, "Exclusive: Get a First Glimpse of Rosalía, Cara Delevingne, and Normani in Tonight's Savage x Fenty Show," 1 Oct. 2020 Similarly, the Holiday Edition Stormtrooper gets a green bodysuit, but his front plate is what can only be described as a Christmas sweater. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "Hasbro unveils new ‘Mandalorian’ and holiday-themed ‘Star Wars’ figures," 25 Sep. 2020 In the incredible photos, Cyrus modelled a sheer bodysuit by Mugler, which left very little to the imagination. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Miley Cyrus Poses in a Sheer Mugler Bodysuit Ahead of Her iHeartRadio Music Festival Performance," 19 Sep. 2020 The reality star and beauty mogul wore a black and white tie-dye bodysuit that instantly stole the spotlight. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Kylie Jenner’s Catsuit Is Entirely Unexpected," 17 Aug. 2020 The flagship item might just be a lace bodysuit in hot pink and retina-searing green. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Petra Collins Launches Her First Fashion Collection: I’m Sorry," 9 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of bodysuit

1963, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bodysuit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bodysuit

: a piece of clothing that fits tightly and covers the body except for the legs and sometimes the arms

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