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: forming a clothing ensemble with matching top and bottom parts


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: a garment (such as a bathing suit) that is two-piece

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web
Shania accepted wearing a two-piece sparkling purple outfit that featured a crop top and tiny shorts. Country Living Staff, Country Living, 9 Apr. 2023 Aside from the hot pink two-piece, Jenner wears two hoop earrings and a bracelet. Zizi Strater, Peoplemag, 7 Apr. 2023 To me, their sound was reminiscent of a similar two-piece drum and guitar band named House of Freaks (from Richmond Va.), who had opened for The Alarm back in 1989. Ron Hart, SPIN, 1 Apr. 2023 Jules rocked a gorgeous two-piece 'fit that showed off her next-level abs! Jacqueline Tempera, Women's Health, 31 Mar. 2023
In the clip, Trainor, 29, could be seen wearing a sparkly two-piece ensemble that exposed her midriff and accentuated her growing baby bump. Nicholas Rice, Peoplemag, 3 Mar. 2023 Related Story Kim K Brought Back This Early 2000s Trend Kim attend Dolce and Gabbana's spring 2023 show during Milan Fashion Week wearing a dazzling red vintage Dolce and Gabbana dress from 1994 that was transformed into a two-piece co-ord set. Jasmine Washington, Seventeen, 2 Mar. 2023 The statement earrings that capped Taylor Swift’s midnight-blue two-piece Roberto Cavalli ensemble at the 2023 Grammy Awards are soon going to be available to one lucky, deep-pocketed buyer. Degen Pener, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Mar. 2023 The kit version of the saw comes with a two-piece 55-inch track, a 4-Ah battery and charger. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 27 Feb. 2023 Ethically made in Bulgaria from luxe French stretch jacquard fabric, this two-piece set is comfortable and stylish. Lauren Caruso, Harper's BAZAAR, 27 Feb. 2023 Instagram On Saturday afternoon, Kardashian did a costume change, wearing another two-piece by the fashion house Dolce & Gabbana. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 26 Feb. 2023 Grab the two-piece set in black for a classic look or make a statement with the neon pink. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, 25 Feb. 2023 Women with curves felt especially confident, covered, and supported in it compared to other two-piece sets. Samantha Lawyer, Woman's Day, 22 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


circa 1880, in the meaning defined above


1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of two-piece was circa 1880

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“Two-piece.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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