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bathing suit

[bey-th ing] /ˈbeɪ ðɪŋ/
a garment worn for swimming.
Also called swimsuit.
Origin of bathing suit
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for bathing-suit
Contemporary Examples
  • Nothing is more ringard (tacky, or out of date) in 2009 than strolling around on the beach without a bathing-suit top.

    The Boob Ban Eric Pape August 16, 2009
Historical Examples
  • Now, on several occasions in the past Percival had met Disillusion face to face in a bathing-suit.

    The Honorable Percival Alice Hegan Rice
  • Yes, the bathing-suit does have little touches of red, and red—but this will never do.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • Nobody at the job stayed dry for more than three minutes; a bathing-suit would have been more to the point than oilers.

  • Well, Luella thinks my figger looks so bad in a bathing-suit.

    Aunt Crete's Emancipation Grace Livingston Hill
  • Would not a uniform garment, on the lines of Annette Kellerman's bathing-suit, be the only fair way?

    H. R. Edwin Lefevre
  • "We must let Thomas in to gather up this bathing-suit," observed Staniford.

    The Lady of the Aroostook William Dean Howells
  • They pursued this game until the bathing-suit was dry; then Mr. Evringham yawned.

    Jewel's Story Book Clara Louise Burnham
  • Why, it means that you'd look like blazes in a bathing-suit.

    Last Words Stephen Crane
  • I made the change into a bathing-suit with abandoned haste, yet I found her waiting.

    The Professor's Mystery Wells Hastings
British Dictionary definitions for bathing-suit

bathing suit

a garment worn for bathing, esp an old-fashioned one that covers much of the body
another name for swimming costume
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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