a topless bikini.

Origin of monokini

First recorded in 1960–65; mono- + (bi)kini Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for monokini

Contemporary Examples of monokini

  • In the swimsuit family, the monokini is the cousin who put herself through college as a pole dancer.

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    The Return of the Monokini

    Renata Espinosa

    July 22, 2009

Word Origin and History for monokini

1964, from mono- + bikini, on mistaken notion that the bi- element was the Greek prefix meaning "two."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper