Definition of suntan
1 : a browning of the skin from exposure to the rays of the sun
2 suntans plural : a tan-colored summer uniform
suntannedplay \-ˌtand\ adjective
Recent Examples of suntan from the Web
In a city built on suntans and sports cars, the computing cohort look somewhat out of place.
As part of its sponsorship, the hotel association provided mini suntan lotion bottles for delegates’ welcome bags.
Now only traces of the original boardwalk remain from those days, but the smell of corn dogs or Coppertone suntan lotion can bring back memories of bumper-car rides or skee-ball games in cool arcades with gaudy neon lights.
The rest are a lot more relaxed because school is almost out, the snow is melting and limbs are bared to begin working on suntans.
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First Known Use of suntan
SUNTAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of suntan for English Language Learners
: a browning of the skin that is caused by the sun's rays
SUNTAN Defined for Kids
Definition of suntan for Students
: a browning of skin from exposure to the sun
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