unitard

noun
uni·​tard | \ˈyü-nə-ˌtärd \

Definition of unitard 

: a close-fitting one-piece garment for the torso and legs and often for the arms and feet

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Clad in a bright two-toned unitard, Bey paid tribute to the unrivaled queen of Olympic track and field, Florence Griffith–Joyner. Aja Romano, Vox, "Beyoncé and Jay–Z paid tribute to black athletes — and black power — for Halloween," 1 Nov. 2018 Here’s to more unitards — and the courage to wear them like Kylie. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Wore a Bodysuit on Instagram," 15 Aug. 2018 Whether she's wrapped up in layers of vampy leather or wearing nothing but a sequined unitard, Bella knows how to make heads turn on the red carpet. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bella Hadid Is Clearly Here to Slay at the Met Gala," 7 May 2018 The work begins with six dancers, costumed in simple yet striking white unitards, holding hands in a circle center stage. Laura Bleiberg, latimes.com, "Dance Theatre of Harlem comes full circle with stirring Broad Stage program," 22 Apr. 2018 In one tweet, Beyoncé is seen accompanying her custom latex Balmain unitard with glossy black nails, while another photo shows Beyoncé wearing silver nails at a later point in the show. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "No, Beyoncé Did Not Change Her Nails Mid-Show at Coachella," 16 Apr. 2018 His costume is a unitard that has no sequins, giving Chen the unadorned athletic look of a bobsledder or speed skater. JerÉ Longman, New York Times, "Why Nathan Chen Shuns Sequins," 15 Feb. 2018 Thanks to Lady Gaga and miscellaneous other starlets, regular women are now actually strolling around cities in nothing but unitards and stilettos. Redbook, "5 Trends We Hope Disappear in 2011," 29 Dec. 2010 But Méité isn't the first figure skater to compete sans skirt: Olympians Debi Thomas, Katarina Wit, and Irina Slutskaya have also performed in unitards or leggings. Jamie Ballard, Good Housekeeping, "ICYMI: Olympic Figure Skater Maé-Bérénice Méité Wore Pants for Her Routine," 20 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of unitard

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for unitard

uni- + leotard

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