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 nudism (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, 2 June 2020 As a culture developed in secret, nudism has long struggled with letting the outside world in. Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2020 The Nazis tried to root out nudism, and so did the Communists, briefly. Katrin Bennhold, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Sep. 2019 The Nazis tried to root out nudism, and so did the Communists, briefly. Katrin Bennhold, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Sep. 2019 The Nazis tried to root out nudism, and so did the Communists, briefly. Katrin Bennhold, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Sep. 2019 The Nazis tried to root out nudism, and so did the Communists, briefly. Katrin Bennhold, BostonGlobe.com, 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, 1 Sep. 2019 The Nazis tried to root out nudism, and so did the Communists, briefly. Katrin Bennhold, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of nudism

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Nudism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nudism. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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nudism

noun

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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