play·suit | \ ˈplā-ˌsüt \

Definition of playsuit 

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

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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 Favoring a good dose of Chanel — from pink playsuits to candy-cane striped pants — as well as emerging designers like Off-White, her look is diverse and expressive. Kelsi Trinidad, The Cut, "See How Yara Shahidi Became the Most Confident and Fashionable 17-Year-Old on the Red Carpet," 25 July 2017 Mostly A's: The Girly Girl Zimermann playsuit, $395, Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Quiz: Find Your Ideal Beach Cover-Up," 19 June 2014

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1876, in the meaning defined above

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