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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Johnson wore a black sheer V-cut bodysuit emblazoned with the Italian luxury house's signature Diamante pattern. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 Feb. 2023 Jessie wore a crimson lace bodysuit with a cut-out for her glorious baby bump. Lucy Morgan, Glamour, 11 Feb. 2023 The star wore a tight black lace bodysuit with a long black velvet coat and a pair of black heels. Jessica Booth, Peoplemag, 25 Jan. 2023 The pop star, seen alongside her stylist Lorenzo Posocco, wore a black halter bodysuit and an oversized leather blazer by Willy Chavarria. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 28 Sep. 2022 In Darren Aronofsky’s new drama, Fraser wears a prosthetic bodysuit to transform into a 600-pound shut-in named Charlie, who attempts to reconnect with his angry daughter (Sadie Sink) as his health falters. Kyle Buchanan, New York Times, 15 Sep. 2022 The bubbly YouTube dance star wore a silver, sparkly Spandex bodysuit with high-heel boots and gyrated with her similarly attired pro partner. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 2 Nov. 2021 But with a cute bodysuit underneath, maybe with a fun cutout, and then a really bright shoe. Andrea Lavinthal, Peoplemag, 26 Jan. 2023 Late last year, Smith donned two very standard pop-star outfits: a sparkly bodysuit at a concert, and a skimpy bathing suit for a series of Instagram photos taken on a boat. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 26 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bodysuit was in 1963

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“Bodysuit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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