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 And while shorts, breezy tees, and sandals are always go-tos in warmer months, the cornerstone of a complete summer wardrobe is still a great swimsuit. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, 4 June 2021 Now’s actually the best time to secure a new dress, shoes, or even a swimsuit at a fraction of the price because so many of our favorite retailers and brands are hosting the best Memorial Day sales online. Alexis Bennett, Vogue, 31 May 2021 With its rich texture, even a single-colored crochet swimsuit can be a statement piece, especially for anyone who loves bohemian style. Sarah Boyd, Forbes, 28 May 2021 Don’t forget to complete your look with a matching swimsuit. Stephanie Perry, Southern Living, 26 Apr. 2021 Who else is ready to head to the beach (or the pool) and get your swimsuit on? Sarah Boyd, Forbes, 28 May 2021 Here, shop some of the best swimsuits for swimming from some of our favorite brands—because summer flies by too quickly to worry whether your swimsuit is going to stay in place. Rachel Besser, Vogue, 21 May 2021 Grab your sun hat, trusty face mask, and favorite SPF moisturizer—then shop the best swimsuit brands of 2021 ahead. Erin Parker, Glamour, 27 Apr. 2021 Jet set in style with a swimsuit from Lisa Marie Fernandez. Alexis Bennett, Vogue, 22 Apr. 2021

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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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18 Jun 2021

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“Swimsuit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swimsuit. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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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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