mail·lot | \mī-ˈō, mä-ˈyō\

Definition of maillot 

1 : tights for dancers or gymnasts

3 : a woman's one-piece bathing suit

Examples of maillot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

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 During the day on Friday, Whitney soaked up the sun on the beach in an Eres maillot. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "Bumble Founder Whitney Wolfe’s Whirlwind Wedding Was a True Celebration of Southern Italy," 5 Oct. 2017 The Mirandas out there will want to reach for an Emilio Pucci poncho matched to a string bikini, while those with Charlotte sensibilities may find that a lace-up Karla Colletto maillot feels made for Mara Hoffman’s printed culotte pants. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Who Is Your Sex and the City Swimsuit Spirit Animal?," 31 Aug. 2017 The cut-out maillot featuring an unfathomable amount of underboob happens to be her favorite look, as well. Evan Real, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gigi Hadid Reveals Boyfriend Zayn Malik's Favorite 'Sports Illustrated' Look," 20 Feb. 2016 The full collection can be shopped at and ranges in price from $57 for a string bikini bottom to $165 for a mesh maillot. Avery Matera, Allure, "Kendall and Kylie's New Swimwear Collection Is Inspired by Kris Jenner," 17 July 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'maillot.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of maillot

1876, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for maillot


Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about maillot

Statistics for maillot

Last Updated

11 Sep 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for maillot

The first known use of maillot was in 1876

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on maillot

See words that rhyme with maillot

Comments on maillot

What made you want to look up maillot? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


not any or not one

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!