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monokini

[ mon-uh-kee-nee ]

noun

  1. a close-fitting one-piece bathing suit with cutouts that reveal large areas of skin.
  2. a topless bathing suit designed in the 1960s with a high-waisted bottom and two thin straps going from the center of the chest outward in a V shape, and connecting in a halter behind the neck.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of monokini1

First recorded in 1960–65; mono- + (bi)kini, as if bikini were formed from the prefix bi- 1( def )

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Example Sentences

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

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