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

Examples of maillot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This ruched one-shoulder maillot and this ruffle scoop-back suit both come in a nearly identical color to Sims', and are 41 percent off a J.Crew right now. Alex Warner,, 9 Apr. 2022 Despite efforts to place the iconic look firmly in the review mirror, Shopp’s Catalina maillot proves a revelatory artifact and one that tells much of the pageant’s story. Amy Argetsinger, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Dec. 2021 Made using vegan silk, this conscious and planet-friendly style staple can turn a classic maillot into sophisticated outfit for seaside cocktails. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 21 May 2021 As a resort piece, wear over a maillot and cinch at the waist just in time for sunset. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 4 Mar. 2021 The collection, which was produced using recycled nylon and plastic water bottles, includes three new styles — two bikinis and one maillot — each of which is available in three colorways — army green, black, and white. Eliza Huber,, 28 July 2020 The August 1993 issue of Vanity Fair featured the straight supermodel , in a black maillot, straddling and shaving the butch icon . Kerry Manders, New York Times, 13 Apr. 2020 Something always came between him and the glory of the maillot jaune. The Economist, 28 Nov. 2019 No home country hero has won the race since Bernard Hinault captured the maillot jaune in 1985. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, 29 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of maillot

1876, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of maillot was in 1876

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12 Apr 2022

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“Maillot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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