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monokini

[mon-uh-kee-nee]
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noun
  1. a topless bikini.
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Origin of monokini

First recorded in 1960–65; mono- + (bi)kini
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n.

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

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