According to Bivens, “Each of the actresses tried on probably 100 bathing suits each” before settling on their final costumes.
Then again, just bathing the dog takes more than two hours, since his massive coat must be painstakingly hand-dried.
Perry is a pop general, perched atop a candy rainbow, bathing her army of fans in an elixir of empowerment.
But in one area, they seem to have regressed: bathing attire is starting to look positively Victorian.
For a month, our soldiers had been bathing with baby wipes, in the absence of any running water.
“Come just as you are–in your bathing suit,” invited Cora, and Rosalie did.
Mohammedan women, if surprised when bathing, cover first the face.
The only sources of their livelihood are fishing and bathing visitors.
Has some one fallen in the river, or is it boys on a bathing frolic?
It gave me considerable sexual satisfaction when I was able to see them bathing without pants.
1540s, verbal noun from bathe (v.). Bathing suit is recorded from 1852 (bathing costume from 1830); bathing beauty is 1920, from vaudeville.
Old English bæð "immersing in water, mud, etc.," also "quantity of water, etc., for bathing," from Proto-Germanic *batham (cf. Old Norse bað, Middle Dutch bat, German bad), from PIE root *bhe- "to warm" (cf. Latin fovere "to foment") + Germanic *-thuz suffix indicating "act, process, condition" (cf. birth, death). Original sense was of heating, not immersing in water. The city in Somerset, England (Old English Baðun) was so called from its hot springs. Bath salts attested from 1875 (Dr. Julius Braun, "On the Curative Effects of Baths and Waters").
n. pl. baths (bāðz, bāths)
The act of soaking or cleansing the body or any of its parts, as in water.
The apparatus used in giving a bath.
The fluid used to maintain the metabolic activities of an organism.