nudism

[ noo-diz-uh m, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu dɪz əm, ˈnyu- /

noun

the practice of going nude, especially in places that allow sexually mixed groups, in the belief that such practice benefits health.

RELATED WORDS

Origin of nudism

First recorded in 1925–30; nude + -ism

Related forms

nud·ist, noun, adjective

Can be confused

naturalist naturist nudist
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British Dictionary definitions for nudism

nudism

/ (ˈnjuːdɪzəm) /

noun

the practice of nudity, esp for reasons of health, religion, etc

Derived Forms

nudist, noun, adjective
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