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 When Cameroon wore the bodysuit at the 2004 African Cup of Nations they were docked 6-points and fined by the governing body, although the punishment was later rescinded. Zak Garner-purkis, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021 The star wore an orange oversized blazer and bodysuit by Aajiya, and Wade wore a deep orange suit with no shirt underneath. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 5 Sep. 2021 Cardi B joined the trio on the stage wearing a black, glittery bodysuit, which featured a sheer panel that exposed her belly. Elise Brisco, USA TODAY, 13 Aug. 2021 Monday night's Met Gala was filled with iconic looks delivered by notable celebrities and athletes, from Lil Nas X's three outfit changes to gymnast Nia Dennis showing off her skills in a royal blue bodysuit. Li Cohen, CBS News, 14 Sep. 2021 The outfit consisted of a black bodysuit, gray metallic tights and a black blazer draped over her shoulders, all complete with a black headscarf. Jacorey Moon,, 3 Aug. 2021 Kylie Jenner attended the LaQuan Smith show on Thursday at the Empire State Building while wearing a completely see-through lace bodysuit and a black coat, putting her baby bump on full display. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 11 Sep. 2021 But the show errs in relying too much on prosthetics to help its actors embody their real-life counterparts, slapping a large nose on Ashford, many layers of silicone on Owen's face and putting Paulson in a bodysuit. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 2 Sep. 2021 The rapper wore a cropped red Givenchy jacket and paired it with a sheer black bodysuit. Christian Allair, Vogue, 29 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of bodysuit

1963, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Oct 2021

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“Bodysuit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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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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