swim·suit | \ˈswim-ˌsüt \

Definition of swimsuit 

: a suit for swimming or bathing

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Not to be outdone by her thong bikini-wearing sisters, Kardashian showed off several winning swimsuits—including a barely-there number from On Girls Swim that defied the laws of gravity. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Is Kourtney Kardashian Having the Best Summer Ever?," 9 July 2018 Starting today and running through Sunday, the site is offering an extra 40 percent off vacation essentials like swimsuits, cover-ups, and sandals. Indya Brown, The Cut, "13 Designer Picks From the Outnet’s July 4th Sale," 29 June 2018 Target: Save 20% off swimsuits with the code SWIM20 on 6/30 only. Health Editors, Health.com, "The Fourth of July Sales That Are Actually Worth Shopping," 28 June 2018 While Ruby Ribbon sells other clothing, including swimsuits, pants, tops and dresses, many of them with shaping built in, intimate apparel accounts for the lion’s share of sales. Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, "Selling bras like Tupperware: Ruby Ribbon reshapes direct sales," 8 June 2018 Lululemon Wave Wanderer One Piece swimsuit ($118) One suit that does it all. Janna Irons, Outside Online, "The Six-Piece Travel Training Kit," 21 May 2018 Maritima, a Brazilian brand of swimsuits; and Yvel, which sells jewelry using rare organic pearls such as freshwater, Tahitian, akoya, and keshi pearls. Lisa J. Huriash, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Boca's Town Center announces new tenants," 3 July 2018 The catch: They are all dressed in bikinis and high heels, as if this is the swimsuit round in Miss America. Becca Smouse, azcentral, "ABC's 'Bachelor' dating spinoff 'The Proposal' is ... kind of icky," 2 July 2018 According to The Times archive, William Randolph Hearst purchased dozens of swimsuits for his Hearst Castle guests there. Adam Tschorn, latimes.com, "For pre-spring 2019, Rachel Comey mines the long-gone glamour of the former Bullocks Wilshire store," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of swimsuit

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of swimsuit was in 1926

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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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