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bathing suit

[bey-th ing] /ˈbeɪ ðɪŋ/
a garment worn for swimming.
Also called swimsuit.
Origin of bathing suit
First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He entered the boathouse, undressed, and donned his bathing suit.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "Pen'll not get into a bathing suit with these muckers," answered Jim, slowly.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • "I think Sara looks like a Greek god in a bathing suit," she said.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • If you will tell your men to get the line ready, I will borrow a bathing suit from somewhere.

    Uncanny Tales Various
  • You'd love it, and you'd look simply divine in a bathing suit.

    A Modern Chronicle, Complete Winston Churchill
  • If you had had your bathing suit on it would have been all right.

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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