nudism

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

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

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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nudism

/ (ˈnjuːdɪzəm) /

noun

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

Derived Forms

nudist, noun, adjective
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