play·​suit | \ ˈplā-ˌsüt How to pronounce playsuit (audio) \

Definition of playsuit

: a sports and play outfit for women or children that consists usually of a blouse and shorts

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The strapless playsuit recalled the slinky feel of sister Kendall’s 21st birthday dress by the same designer, but with a more girlish slant, and lent Jenner the ability to groove into the wee hours on the dance floor. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Turns 21 With Two Pink Party Dresses," 10 Aug. 2018 Alternatively, a pair of black over-the-knee boots can play down the sweetness of a really bright garment—like, say, a hot-pink playsuit. Avery Matera, Glamour, "17 Ways to Wear Thigh-High Boots This Winter," 11 Jan. 2019 The On-Sale Wonder DKNY Printed satin playsuit $40, The Outnet $40 (was $80, now 50% off) DKNY makes affordable pajamas that look way more expensive than their price tags. Indya Brown, The Cut, "14 Delightful Pajamas for Hot Summer Nights," 24 May 2018 Who else would or could get away with wearing a knit playsuit and trench or a Sailor Moon/school-girl outfit to go to the bodega? Amanda Arnold, The Cut, "Talking to the Women Behind the Most Popular Sex and the City Fashion Instagram Account," 30 May 2018 Among Ellison's top Oscar moments: Lauren Hutton in 1980, in a shiny gold short playsuit by Zoran. Leanne Italie,, "Oscars fashion through the years: The great and the puzzling," 22 Feb. 2018 Minaj—clad in a black bodycon playsuit and lacey black tights—started things off solo, backed by a troop of dancers. Lauren Valenti, Marie Claire, "Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé Had a Twerk-Off During Their First-Ever Live Performance of "Feeling Myself"," 21 Oct. 2015 And a lot of them, in Ms. Chiuri’s hands, looked good, or at least better than those playsuits, which sort of undermined the whole exercise. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "What Does a ‘Woke Woman’ Wear?," 27 Sep. 2017 The pair added khaki pants and children’s playsuits to the product line and began to expand. Max B. Baker And Steve Kaskovich, star-telegram, "Big Tex’s outfitter, Williamson-Dickie, sold to global apparel maker VF," 14 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of playsuit

1876, in the meaning defined above

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