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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Recent Examples on the Web With the festival sales window disappearing alongside customers’ summer plans, some wholesale retailers have moved to cancel orders for products like short playsuits, kimono minidresses and flower crowns. Elizabeth Paton, New York Times, "For Festival Fashion, the Music Has Stopped," 10 Apr. 2020 The full outfit consisted of an all-black Chanel playsuit, stockings, pumps, and some layered necklaces. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kristen Stewart Is a Stud in Leggy Chanel Shorts in Paris," 4 Dec. 2019 The sleepwear line is the first for the designer and includes nightgowns, playsuits, robes, and separates across two feminine prints: a pink monogrammed pattern and a blue floral print. Vogue, "Dree Hemingway Invited Guests to Get Comfy at a Pajama Party for Emilia Wickstead’s New Sleepwear Line," 21 Nov. 2019 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

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First Known Use of playsuit

1876, in the meaning defined above

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“Playsuit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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