maillot

[ mah-yoh, ma- ]
/ mɑˈyoʊ, mæ- /

noun

a close-fitting, one-piece bathing suit for women, simply styled and usually having a scoop neck and shoulder straps.
tights worn by dancers, acrobats, etc.
a close-fitting knitted shirt, especially a pullover.

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Origin of maillot

1885–90; < French: bathing costume, tights, swaddling clothes, variant of earlier maillol, derivative of maille mail2
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British Dictionary definitions for maillot

maillot
/ (mæˈjəʊ) /

noun

tights worn for ballet, gymnastics, etc
a woman's swimsuit
a jersey

Word Origin for maillot

from French
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