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

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There are bodysuits, dresses, trousers, cardigans, blouses, and more—in a range of trendy silhouettes and prints that are all, again, incredibly affordable. Andrea Park, Glamour, "Wet Seal Is Relaunching Its Plus-Size and Curve Collections," 23 July 2018 One of the shoppable outfits is Keri Russell's sequined ensemble, which on the red carpet looked like a dress, but is actually a bodysuit tucked into a matching skirt. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "You Can Buy Keri Russell's Golden Globes Outfit For Yourself," 8 Jan. 2019 In fall, my uniform is a Wolford turtleneck bodysuit with a sweater and either a pair of high-waisted trousers or a long skirt. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "How an American in Paris Dresses From 9 to 5," 22 Oct. 2018 While unveiling Off-White's Fall 2019 collection at Paris Men's Fashion Week today, the creative director sent a series of football helmets, fringe disco boots, and floral bodysuits down the runway. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Get in Loser, We’re Wearing Football Helmets and Fringe Boots in 2019," 16 Jan. 2019 The star wore mesh and gold bedazzled bodysuit, and embellished her locks with an intricate jeweled headpiece, which matched the jewels that were strewn across her body. Jillian Ruffo,, "Jennifer Lopez Wears 50-Inch Hair Extensions to the Billboard Latin Music Awards," 27 Apr. 2018 This includes a perfect cut-out bodysuit for only $36. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Jenna Dewan Designed the Athleisure Collection We Deserve," 15 Nov. 2018 In fact, for her own 21st bday in August, Kylie rocked a figure-hugging pink biker shorts bodysuit made completely out of 70,000 Swarovski crystals — super casual, right? Mekita Rivas, Teen Vogue, "Jordyn Woods Wore Kylie Jenner’s One-Piece Biker Outfit," 8 Oct. 2018 The model, after all, also went through countless fittings to make sure the bodysuit and star accessory were actually wearable ahead of her big runway moment. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Watch Romee Strijd Try on Her Swarovski Bodysuit Before the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show," 7 Nov. 2018

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1963, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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