Origin of swimsuit

First recorded in 1925–30; swim + suit
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Related Words for swimsuit

bikini, thong, maillot, swimwear, beachwear, two-piece, one-piece

Examples from the Web for swimsuit

Contemporary Examples of swimsuit

Historical Examples of swimsuit

  • We'd got dry, were feeling human, Illy here had shed his swimsuit, when we looked at the Maintainer.

    The Big Time

    Fritz Reuter Leiber

British Dictionary definitions for swimsuit



a woman's one-piece swimming garment that leaves the arms and legs bare
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Word Origin and History for swimsuit

1934, from swim + suit (n.).

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