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[bey-th er]
  1. a person or thing that bathes.
  2. bathers, (used with a plural verb) Australian Informal. a bathing suit.
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Origin of bather

1630–40; bathe + -er1; cf. -s3
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Examples from the Web for bathers

Historical Examples

  • And the bathers plunge into the swimming tank with loud splashes.

    Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae

    Jennie Hall

  • The bathers had deserted the old man in the skiff, and were now at some distance.

    Ruth Fielding Down East

    Alice B. Emerson

  • After the bath, the bathers were anointed with oil and took refreshments.

  • Let bathers think of it next time they swallow a gulp of sea water.

  • You sit down at the edge of the water and you watch the bathers.

British Dictionary definitions for bathers


pl n
  1. Australian a swimming costume
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