sun·​suit | \ ˈsən-ˌsüt How to pronounce sunsuit (audio) \

Definition of sunsuit

: an outfit worn usually for sunbathing and play

Examples of sunsuit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mr. Foxe cowers as he is surrounded by a prancing horde of pert young gang members in skimpy sunsuits. J. Hoberman, New York Times, "‘Masculitis’? That’s the Plague That Rids the World of Men," 6 July 2017

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1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Sunsuit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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