bodysuit

noun body·suit \ ˈbä-dē-ˌsüt \
Updated on: 22 May 2018

Definition of bodysuit

plural bodysuits
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

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First Known Use of bodysuit

1963

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of bodysuit for English Language Learners

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


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