swim·​suit | \ˈswim-ˌsüt \

Definition of swimsuit 

: a suit for swimming or bathing

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Meanwhile, there’s a suite of matching swimsuits for women and girls. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "This Fashion-Royalty Daughter Just Launched the Most Stylish Sun-Protective Swimwear," 24 Oct. 2018 As Love editor Katie Grand posted on Instagram, photographer Alasdair McLellan shot the model swimming around in a pond wearing just a red swimsuit bottom. Evelyn Wang, Allure, "Kendall Jenner Frees the Nipple to Celebrate Love Magazine’s 10th Anniversary," 7 Aug. 2018 Full-body swimsuits were allowed and then banned at the Summer Olympics. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte broke doping rules. It happens far more than you think.," 24 July 2018 Kendall Jenner didn’t have to look far to find a swimsuit for the Fourth of July. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Kendall Jenner Poses in Her Own Sexy Swimwear at Khloé Kardashian's Fourth of July Backyard BBQ," 5 July 2018 For the performance, the singer threw a girls-only beach party with a large pool and pink flamingo onstage, dressed in a swimsuit for the occasion. Rachel George, The Hollywood Reporter, "Brit Awards: Dua Lipa Gives Girl Power-Inspired Performance of "New Rules"," 21 Feb. 2018 For the performance, the singer threw a girls-only beach party with a large pool and pink flamingo onstage, dressed in a swimsuit for the occasion. Rachel George, Billboard, "Dua Lipa Gives Girl Power-Inspired Performance of 'New Rules' at 2018 Brit Awards," 21 Feb. 2018 The pageant, trying to reinvent itself, had its share of viral moments, a couple of awkward moments and — as promised — no swimsuit competition. Emily Yahr, The Seattle Times, "Miss America 2019: The best, worst and weirdest moments from the swimsuit-free competition," 10 Sep. 2018 Swimmers must wear a standard one-piece swimsuit that doesn't extend below the swimmer's knees and doesn't go beyond the swimmer's shoulders or above the neck line. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "All About Ice Swimming, the Extreme Sport Where Athletes Compete in Sub-Freezing Water," 23 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of swimsuit

1926, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of swimsuit

: special clothing that women and girls wear for swimming


swim·​suit | \ˈswim-ˌsüt \

Kids Definition of swimsuit

: a garment for swimming or bathing

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