complete in one piece, as a garment: a one-piece snowsuit.


Also called one-piec·er. a one-piece garment.

Origin of one-piece

First recorded in 1875–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for one-piece

Contemporary Examples of one-piece

Historical Examples of one-piece

  • "I look the way I used to in my homemade, one-piece dresses," she breathed.


    Eliot H. Robinson

  • Dudley peeled off the one-piece suit he had worn under the heating pads.

    Luna Escapade

    H. B. Fyfe

  • The "one-piece" house was an assured thing from that time on.

  • "And she bathes in one-piece, Continental bathing-suits," volunteered Waltheof.

    The Tigress

    Anne Warner

  • One's a hoop skirt with pantaloons; the other's a one-piece bathing-suit.

    This Side of Paradise

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

British Dictionary definitions for one-piece



(of a garment, esp a bathing costume) made in one piece


a garment, esp a bathing costume, made in one piece
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