play·​suit ˈplā-ˌsüt How to pronounce playsuit (audio)
: a sports and play outfit for women or children that consists usually of a blouse and shorts

Examples of playsuit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In her latest ’fit, the Dune star rocks a lot of polka dots in a romper (playsuit? Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 4 Oct. 2023 There was little print, save for the old GG monogram brought back on playsuits and a patent leather mini A-line tank dress. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, 23 Sep. 2023 For one, Lively lets the skintight playsuit do all the work by keeping tailoring to a minimum. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 11 Sep. 2023 Due to Harvey’s distinct eye and taste, the pieces have an elevated element to them with one-shoulder silhouettes, bandeau tops, wrap bikinis, supportive t-shirt tops, playsuits, and skirts. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 9 Aug. 2023 Teen girls will love the flair of this Mattel-minded playsuit. Jasmine Gomez, Women's Health, 9 Aug. 2023 Intricate touches, such as a gold chain around the waist of a plunging one-piece or a playsuit featuring an alluring back cutout, distinctly reflect Harvey’s commitment to both quality and inclusivity within her collection. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 9 Aug. 2023 There are also one-pieces in one-shoulder, deep-V and playsuit designs and minimalist sarongs to complete the resort-ready looks. Danielle Directo-Meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Aug. 2023 In addition to the roster of one-pieces and bikinis, there is also a coverup skirt with a jaw-dropping slit to style over each swimsuit as well as a playsuit that could easily be worn on its own during casual moments with tube socks and your favorite sneakers. Alexis Bennett, Vogue, 8 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of playsuit was in 1876

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Cite this Entry

“Playsuit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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