[noo-diz-uh m, nyoo-]See more synonyms for nudism on Thesaurus.com
Related formsnud·ist, noun, adjective
- the practice of going nude, especially in places that allow sexually mixed groups, in the belief that such practice benefits health.
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British Dictionary definitions for nudism
Derived Formsnudist, noun, adjective
- the practice of nudity, esp for reasons of health, religion, etc
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Word Origin and History for nudism
1929, from French nudisme (see nude + -ism). Nudist "one who practices nudism" appeared at the same time.
Made in Germany, imported to France, is the cult of Nudism, a mulligan stew of vegetarianism, physical culture and pagan worship. ["Time," July 1, 1929]
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