swim·​wear | \ ˈswim-ˌwer How to pronounce swimwear (audio) \

Definition of swimwear

: clothing suitable for wear while swimming or bathing

Examples of swimwear in a Sentence

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First Known Use of swimwear

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of swimwear was in 1935

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3 Mar 2021

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“Swimwear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swimwear. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of swimwear

: special clothing worn for swimming

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