nudism

noun
nud·​ism | \ ˈnü-ˌdi-zəm How to pronounce nudism (audio) , ˈnyü- \

Definition of nudism

: the practice of going nude especially in sexually mixed groups and during periods of time spent at specially secluded places

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Other Words from nudism

nudist \ ˈnü-​dist How to pronounce nudist (audio) , ˈnyü-​ \ adjective or noun

Examples of nudism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That may be one explanation for a rise in nudism during lockdown. Eliza Mackintosh, CNN, "What you need to know about coronavirus on Tuesday, June 2," 2 June 2020 As a culture developed in secret, nudism has long struggled with letting the outside world in. Washington Post, "Secret Annapolis area nudist club struggles with inclusivity," 1 Mar. 2020 The Nazis tried to root out nudism, and so did the Communists, briefly. Katrin Bennhold, BostonGlobe.com, "A very German idea of freedom: nude ping-pong, nude sledding, nude just about anything," 1 Sep. 2019 The Nazis tried to root out nudism, and so did the Communists, briefly. Katrin Bennhold, BostonGlobe.com, "A very German idea of freedom: nude ping-pong, nude sledding, nude just about anything," 1 Sep. 2019 The Nazis tried to root out nudism, and so did the Communists, briefly. Katrin Bennhold, BostonGlobe.com, "A very German idea of freedom: nude ping-pong, nude sledding, nude just about anything," 1 Sep. 2019 The Nazis tried to root out nudism, and so did the Communists, briefly. Katrin Bennhold, BostonGlobe.com, "A very German idea of freedom: nude ping-pong, nude sledding, nude just about anything," 1 Sep. 2019 One key to Germany’s relaxed attitude toward nudity, Möhring said, is that from the start nudism was sold as something utterly asexual. Katrin Bennhold, BostonGlobe.com, "A very German idea of freedom: nude ping-pong, nude sledding, nude just about anything," 1 Sep. 2019 The Nazis tried to root out nudism, and so did the Communists, briefly. Katrin Bennhold, BostonGlobe.com, "A very German idea of freedom: nude ping-pong, nude sledding, nude just about anything," 1 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of nudism

1857, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nudism was in 1857

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“Nudism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nudism. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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nudism

noun
How to pronounce nudism (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of nudism

: the practice of not wearing any clothes especially in private places (such as camps or beaches) that are separated from public areas

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