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[wuhn-pees] /ˈwʌnˌpis/
complete in one piece, as a garment:
a one-piece snowsuit.
Also called one-piecer. a one-piece garment.
Origin of one-piece
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In place of a suit one may wear a one-piece dress and a coat but one must never wear light or flimsy materials.

    Book of Etiquette, Volume 2 Lillian Eichler Watson
  • One's a hoop skirt with pantaloons; the other's a one-piece bathing-suit.

    This Side of Paradise F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Dudley peeled off the one-piece suit he had worn under the heating pads.

    Luna Escapade H. B. Fyfe
  • After their company disbanded, Williams went back to the one-piece act of vaudeville, but as a star in a white troupe.

    Half a Man Mary White Ovington
  • But somehow they'd doped out a one-piece union suit cut high in the neck with sort of a knickerbocker effect to the lower end.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
  • It was a one-piece frock of fine wisteria-colored broadcloth which her captain had designed and made.

  • "I look the way I used to in my homemade, one-piece dresses," she breathed.

    'Smiles' Eliot H. Robinson
  • Crank-shaft is one-piece forging, hollow bored, 21⁄2-inch diameter at main bearings.

    Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag
  • "And she bathes in one-piece, Continental bathing-suits," volunteered Waltheof.

    The Tigress Anne Warner
British Dictionary definitions for one-piece


(of a garment, esp a bathing costume) made in one piece
a garment, esp a bathing costume, made in one piece
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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