swim·​wear ˈswim-ˌwer How to pronounce swimwear (audio)
: clothing suitable for wear while swimming or bathing

Examples of swimwear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In her latest Instagram post, the international star shared a photo of herself during a morning coffee session—clad in swimwear and sky-high heels, of course. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 Aug. 2023 In the picture, Prince Harry is seen holding up the colorful swimwear as Meghan looks on laughing. Kirsty Hatcher, Peoplemag, 14 Sep. 2023 The range is filled with striped skirts and tops, burgundy swimwear, and gorgeous pastel dresses. Essence, 24 Oct. 2023 Period swimwear requires the same care as other swimsuits. Daley Quinn, Verywell Health, 13 Sep. 2023 You can be slapped with a $270 fine for walking around in your swimwear outside of the beach. Ronny Maye, Essence, 16 Oct. 2023 As a seemingly natural extension of the brand, the famous fitness queen then launched a collection of activewear and introduced a line of chic dresses made with compression fabric to help your body hold its shape, swimwear and shoes. Sophie Dodd, Peoplemag, 28 Sep. 2023 Period swimwear comes in limited fits, but multiple sizes. Daley Quinn, Verywell Health, 13 Sep. 2023 Swimsuit makers since 1910, Jantzen still makes the most timeless swimwear. Maya Polton Updated, Parents, 10 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of swimwear was in 1935

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“Swimwear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swimwear. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


swim·​wear -ˌwa(ə)r How to pronounce swimwear (audio)
: clothing suitable for swimming
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