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maillot

[mah-yoh, ma-] /mɑˈyoʊ, mæ-/
noun
1.
a close-fitting, one-piece bathing suit for women, simply styled and usually having a scoop neck and shoulder straps.
2.
tights worn by dancers, acrobats, etc.
3.
a close-fitting knitted shirt, especially a pullover.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < French: bathing costume, tights, swaddling clothes, variant of earlier maillol, derivative of maille mail2
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British Dictionary definitions for maillot

maillot

/mæˈjəʊ/
noun
1.
tights worn for ballet, gymnastics, etc
2.
a woman's swimsuit
3.
a jersey
Word Origin
from French
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Word Origin and History for maillot
maillot
"tight-fitting one-piece swimsuit," 1928, from Fr. maillot (13c.) "swaddling clothes," probably an alt. of maillol, maille "mesh" (see mail (2)). Borrowed earlier in the sense of "tights" (1888).
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