swim·​suit | \ ˈswim-ˌsüt How to pronounce swimsuit (audio) \

Definition of swimsuit

: a suit for swimming or bathing

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Still, there are a few elements that remain from these Houston pageant queen photos of the past. Perfect hair, dazzling tiaras, flattering swimsuits and sweeping ball gowns are still required to become Miss Houston, Miss America or Miss Universe. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Meet the beauty queens of Houston's past," 2 Feb. 2018 Beyond vacation-ready swimsuits and resort pieces inspired by the country's energy, there are new iterations of classic Colombian mochila bags and styles incorporating traditional weaving techniques. Leah Melby Clinton, Town & Country, "The 15 Most Stunning Pieces from Net-a-Porter's Colombian Collective," 15 Jan. 2019 These are places where swimsuit and evening gown competitions are embraced, dreamed of, enjoyed. Amy S. Rosenberg, Philly.com, "In the Miss America heartland, contestants stand by their swimsuits," 15 June 2018 The nearly 100-year-old program made headlines this week with the announcement, accompanied by the hashtag #byebyebikini, that the swimsuit and evening gown portions of the competition are no more. Hilary Levey Friedman, Fortune, "Why Banning Swimsuits Won't Fix Miss America," 6 June 2018 Miss America is ending the swimsuit and evening gown portions of its competition, the organization announced Tuesday morning (June 5). Carlie Kollath Wells, NOLA.com, "Miss America to end swimsuit competition. Here's why.," 5 June 2018 Gretchen Carlson, chairwoman of the Miss America Organization, announced Tuesday on Good Morning America that starting next year, the annual event will no longer include swimsuit and evening gown portions. Kaila Philo, The New Republic, "Miss America cuts swimsuits, and male conservatives snark.," 5 June 2018 The swimwear collection ranges from crop and triangle bikini tops to French cut bikini bottoms, one-piece swimsuits and fishnet cover-ups in various neon and neutral colors. Lisa Lockwood | Wwd, latimes.com, "Joan Smalls designs swimwear, intimate apparel for Smart & Sexy," 21 May 2018 Dusty camping gear, wet swimsuits and the inevitable bags of fast food left behind — sometimes road trips mean a stinky car interior, but that doesn't have to be the case. Taylor A Puskaric, USA TODAY, "5 Car Gadgets Every Roadtripper Needs," 4 Apr. 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 How to pronounce swimsuit (audio) \

Kids Definition of swimsuit

: a garment for swimming or bathing

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