mail·​lot | \ mī-ˈō How to pronounce maillot (audio) , mä-ˈyō\

Definition of maillot

1 : tights for dancers or gymnasts
3 : a woman's one-piece bathing suit

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The online-only collection includes colorful maillots and bikinis with cut-outs and revealing fits. Glamour, "Victoria's Secret Swim Is Back After a Three-Year Hiatus," 20 Mar. 2019 Most surprising were the number of custom maillots and shorts. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "5 Takeaways From Spring 2019 Couture," 26 Jan. 2019 At ALEXACHUNG, Cushnie, and Ashley Williams, on the other hand, maillots were front and center, styled with merely a cardigan or jacket on top. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Considering the Real-Life Applications of Spring 2019’s Haute Swimwear," 25 Oct. 2018 Her Spring 2019 show opened and closed with swimsuits: first, a stripy crochet maillot layered under bike shorts and a glass-and-leather belt, and last, a teeny-tiny, zebra-striped bikini accessorized with a bougainvillea lei. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Considering the Real-Life Applications of Spring 2019’s Haute Swimwear," 25 Oct. 2018 But even if your taste skews more modest, a Bo-ish neutral suit of your own will give you distinction in the sea of yawny black maillots and cutesy polka-dot bikinis. Christine Whitney, WSJ, "The Best Alternatives to the Boring Black Swimsuit," 11 July 2018 Fernando Gaviria won the opening stage on his debut on Saturday, becoming the first Colombian since Victor Hugo Pena in 2003 to don the leader’s maillot. Joseph Wilson,, "Colombia’s Fernando Gaviria wins first stage of Tour de France," 7 July 2018 Beyond mastering the art of the swimsuit selfie (another family skill), Kourtney has shown her love for shimmering metallic separates, bejeweled maillots, and unexpected silhouettes, including one-shoulder, off-the-shoulder, and puff-sleeve styles. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Watch Out, Kim! Kourtney Kardashian May Have the Best Swimwear Game of All," 18 Apr. 2018 And Vivian's looks are enjoying repeat performances for the summer of 2018—from white dots on a brown maillot to those statement button dresses. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Red 'Pretty Woman' Dress Can Now Be Yours For $388," 24 May 2018

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1876, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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