swimsuit

[swim-soot]
noun

Origin:
1925–30; swim + suit

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swimsuit (ˈswɪmˌsuːt, -ˌsjuːt)
 
n
a woman's one-piece swimming garment that leaves the arms and legs bare

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swimsuit

garment designed for wearing while swimming. Sea bathing became popular in the mid-19th century when railroads first made it possible for people to get to the beach for their vacations. The first swimsuits concealed most of the body: women wore bloomers, black stockings, and a dress with short sleeves and skirt; men wore a dark-coloured, one-piece, sleeveless garment reaching to the ankles or knees. By the early 20th century, however, men had begun to wear shorts without a top. As early as 1900 Annette Kellerman, an American swimmer, wore a loose, one-piece wool bathing suit that by about 1910 became generally acceptable for the public. A clinging one-piece swimsuit for women was introduced in France after World War I, and other swimsuit accessories were abandoned.

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Quietly he changed into a swimsuit and went back to the river to immerse
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