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

Examples of unitard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

This sleek, peekaboo unitard by the niche fitness label Live the Process is just the ticket. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Gifts for Your Horoscope-Obsessed Friend by Astrological Sign," 13 Dec. 2018 Williams herself wore a shorts unitard at the U.S. Open in 2002. Vanessa Friedman, The Seattle Times, "Forget Serena Williams’ catsuit. What’s the point of the tennis dress?," 28 Aug. 2018 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unitard.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of unitard

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for unitard

uni- + leotard

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about unitard

Statistics for unitard

Last Updated

9 Jan 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for unitard

The first known use of unitard was in 1961

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on unitard

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with unitard

Comments on unitard

What made you want to look up unitard? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


irregularly rounded

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!