mail·​lot mī-ˈō How to pronounce maillot (audio)
: tights for dancers or gymnasts
: a woman's one-piece bathing suit

Examples of maillot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Barbie, iconic black cat eye sunglasses, strapless black and white maillot. Andrea Nevins, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Aug. 2023 The race leader wears the iconic maillot jaune, or yellow jersey, in each day’s stage. Kevin Draper, New York Times, 29 June 2023 Style it with oversized shades, an Eres maillot, and an ice cold beverage. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, 23 June 2023 Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 13 Eylet Coverup Melissa Odabash Ashley Eyelet Detail Cotton Cover-Up Tunic $276 at Nordstrom Melissa Odabash's simple and delicate coverup will work perfectly over just about any bikini or maillot. Sophie Dweck,, 25 May 2023 When Martha posted her closeup—which featured her in a minimalist white maillot and a dessert-tone coverup—fans were quick to celebrate the historic moment. Kelsey Mulvey, House Beautiful, 18 May 2023 Much like how women put a lot of thought into picking the most flattering swimsuit (whether that be a bandeau bikini, a modest maillot, or a long-sleeve style) for their body, men also want to look their best while wearing less at the beach or pool. Sophie Dweck,, 22 Apr. 2023 Whether with a one-piece bathing suit at the pool or your chicest vacation swimwear on holiday, cover-ups should enhance your bikini or maillot rather than hide it. Laura Lajiness Kaupke,, 15 Apr. 2023 For that, there is a chic striped maillot primed for selfies. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, 29 Mar. 2021

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Word History



First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of maillot was in 1876

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Cite this Entry

“Maillot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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