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

Definition of swimsuit

: a suit for swimming or bathing

Examples of swimsuit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Rider screamed and pushed — still on all fours and with one hand holding her swimsuit to the side — about 10 bystanders watched in disbelief. Sydney Page, Washington Post, 1 Aug. 2022 In the first picture, Dunham paired her black swimsuit with emerald green sandals, a circular wicker purse and gold jewelry. Breanna Bell, PEOPLE.com, 6 July 2022 Wear it over your swimsuit for a maximalist summer vibe. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 29 June 2022 Jane would later tell police the photographer touched her backside and undid her swimsuit. Thomas Brewster, Forbes, 25 June 2022 Just don't forget to bring your swimsuit, some sunscreen, and a sense of fun and adventure. Lauren Dana Ellman, Travel + Leisure, 21 June 2022 Two men courtside even had t-shirts with her Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover photos printed on them. Lila Bromberg, Hartford Courant, 18 June 2022 Rice would like Jenner to share her swimsuit on her Instagram account, and would ask Gaultier or Jenner to make a donation to Keep A Breast or the Chicago Women’s Health Center, too. Jake Sheridan, Chicago Tribune, 9 June 2022 Don’t forget to pack… a swimsuit to dunk in all the watering holes and hiking boots to carry you there. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 11 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of swimsuit

1926, in the meaning defined above

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5 Aug 2022

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“Swimsuit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swimsuit. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for swimsuit


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

Kids Definition of swimsuit

: a garment for swimming or bathing

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