or bod·y-con or bod·y con
[ bod-ee-kon ]
/ ˈbɒd iˌkɒn /
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adjective Also bod·y-con·scious [bod-ee-kon-shuhs] /ˈbɒd iˌkɒn ʃəs/ .
(of clothing) designed to be close-fitting, and often made with stretchy material, so as to display the shape of the body; skintight: Bodycon dresses restrict the length of one’s stride, making it difficult for wearers to walk with confidence in heels.
of or relating to clothing in this style: She experimented for a while with a more bodycon approach to dressing than her signature layering.
a style of clothing designed to be close-fitting, often made with stretchy material, so as to display the shape of the body:Why didn’t you tell me how big my butt looks in bodycon?
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Origin of bodycon
First recorded in 1990–95; from Japanese bodikon, itself a shortening of English body-conscious
Words nearby bodycon
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How to use bodycon in a sentence
Kim Kardashian has retired her collection of Bodycon dresses—and so should we.Kim Kardashian Stopped Wearing Bodycon, and So Should You|Erin Cunningham|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for bodycon
- a style of skintight clothing that emphasizes the contours of the body
- (as modifier)a body-con skirt
Word Origin for body-con
C21: shortened from body-conscious
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