noun, plural bi·ki·nis.
Origin of bikini
Definition for bikini (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for bikini
Fleshy breasts taunted him from low bikini tops, and fleshy thighs sloped from bikini bottoms.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
If you Google your name, a lot of headlines come up like “Jessica Alba Sizzles in Bikini” and stuff of that nature.Jessica Alba on 'Sin City,' Typecasting, and How Homophobia Pushed Her Away From the Church|Marlow Stern|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She says her posts have changed from flirty Maxim-style bikini shots to controlled images from the waist up.Porn Stars Want to Know: Why Did Facebook Delete Me?|Aurora Snow|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The whole point of being a pageant queen is to trot around in your bikini to be ogled at while feigning sexual naiveté.Miss America Hypocrisy: The Vanessa Williams Nude Photo Shaming|Amanda Marcotte|July 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I spotted American students wandering around London last week dressed in Stars and Stripes shorts and bikini tops.Home of the (Footballing) Brave: The U.S. Bested Britain in World Cup Spirit|Emma Woolf|July 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Through the years of testing and later, Bikini also was the site of repeated biological investigations.
None of the rather fantastic things you predict followed Hiroshima, Nagasaki or Bikini.Greener Than You Think|Ward Moore
Bikini in 1946 was the scene of the first peacetime tests of atomic weapons.
The first of these surveys was conducted near Eniwetok and Bikini.
Morrison obtained ten specimens at Bikini in the period from March through May in 1946.The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3|Rollin H. Baker
British Dictionary definitions for bikini (1 of 2)
noun plural -nis
Word Origin for bikini
British Dictionary definitions for bikini (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for bikini
"low-waisted two-piece women's bathing suit," 1948, from French coinage, 1947, named for U.S. A-bomb test of June 1946 on Bikini, Marshall Islands atoll, locally Pikinni and said to derive from pik "surface" and ni "coconut," but this is uncertain. Various explanations for the swimsuit name have been suggested, none convincingly, the best being an analogy of the explosive force of the bomb and the impact of the bathing suit style on men's libidos (cf. c.1900 British slang assassin "an ornamental bow worn on the female breast," so called because it was very "killing").
Bikini, ce mot cinglant comme l'explosion même ... correspondant au niveau du vêtement de plage à on anéantissement de la surface vêtue; à une minimisation extrême de la pudeur. [Le Monde, 1947]
As a style of scanty briefs, from 1960. Variant trikini (1967), with separate bra cups held on by Velcro, falsely presumes a compound in bi-.