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[swim-soot] /ˈswɪmˌsut/
Origin of swimsuit
1925-30; swim + suit Unabridged
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  • Splurge on a room with wood-burning fireplace, and bring a swimsuit for the outdoor pool.
  • Each prospective model then fills out a short questionnaire and changes into whatever lingerie or swimsuit she brought to pose in.
  • Try not to look surprised when you discover him sitting with a lady in a green swimsuit.
  • Quietly he changed into a swimsuit and went back to the river to immerse himself and cool his body.
  • Beach towels make a larger fashion statement than your swimsuit.
  • Put on a stylish swimsuit in which you feel comfortable and confident.
  • You'll probably buy or wear a swimsuit over the next three days.
  • As a general rule, a swimsuit is the required attire for use in an aquatic facility's water areas.
  • Briskly dry off with a towel as soon as you come out of the water, including the skin under the swimsuit.
  • Proper swimsuit attire required for gate admission, including wading pool.
British Dictionary definitions for swimsuit


/ˈswɪmˌsuːt; -ˌsjuːt/
a woman's one-piece swimming garment that leaves the arms and legs bare
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for swimsuit

1934, from swim + suit (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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