cat·​suit | \ ˈkat-ˌsüt How to pronounce catsuit (audio) \

Definition of catsuit

: a close-fitting one-piece garment that covers the torso and the legs and sometimes the arms

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Williams appeared on the court wearing another custom catsuit by Nike. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "Serena Williams Brought Back the Catsuit for the 2019 Australian Open," 15 Jan. 2019 Whether your ideal is Debbie Harry in a leopard catsuit or Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy in a leopard coat, there’s a sisterhood of so-bad-it’s-good images to choose from. Nancy Macdonell, WSJ, "Is Leopard Print Tacky or Classic? A Historical Debate," 18 Sep. 2018 Still, Williams' outfit didn't sit well with everyone: A few months later, Bernard Giudicelli, the president of the French Tennis Association announced a new dress code that would prohibit catsuits like Williams' from appearing on the court in 2019. Ana Colón, Glamour, "Women’s Tennis Association Revises Rules for 2019—and Allows Serena Williams to Wear Her Catsuit," 13 Dec. 2018 She was taken to task for wearing a black catsuit at the French Open. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Racist, Sexist History of Tennis," 18 Sep. 2018 The supermodel, who shared the famed catwalk with her sister Bella, walked the pink carpet in another standout catsuit later in the evening at the after-party. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gigi Hadid Won the Victoria's Secret After Party Red Carpet," 9 Nov. 2018 Her shimmering white Atelier Versace catsuit features an off-the-shoulder shape as well as choker detail at the neck. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gigi Hadid Won the Victoria's Secret After Party Red Carpet," 9 Nov. 2018 Late last week, tennis legend Serena Williams was specifically targeted by The French Open, who banned players from wearing the catsuit Serena sported at last year's tournament. Amira Rasool, Teen Vogue, "The U.S. Open Amends "Sexist" Shirt Changing Rule After Social Media Criticized It," 30 Aug. 2018 Because pondering the catsuit hoo-ha has raised another, broader question. Vanessa Friedman, The Seattle Times, "Forget Serena Williams’ catsuit. What’s the point of the tennis dress?," 28 Aug. 2018

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1960, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of catsuit

: a tight piece of clothing that covers the body and legs and sometimes the arms

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