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bɪˈki nibiki·ni

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bikininoun

    an atoll in the Marshall Islands; formerly used by the United States as a site for testing nuclear weapons

  2. bikini, two-piecenoun

    a woman's very brief bathing suit


  1. bikininoun

    A brief two-piece bathing suit worn by women.

  2. Bikininoun

    Bikini atoll.


  1. Bikini

    A bikini is a type of women's two-piece swimsuit designed to provide minimal coverage of the body. One part of the attire covers the breasts and the other part covers the groin and part of or the entire buttocks, leaving an uncovered area between the two. Merriam–Webster describe the bikini as "a woman's scanty two-piece bathing suit" or "a man's brief swimsuit." It is often worn in hot weather, while swimming or sunbathing. The shapes of both parts of a bikini resemble women's underwear, and the lower part can range from revealing thong or g-string to briefs. In 1946, the term bikini was coined by Louis Réard, who named the swimsuit after Bikini Atoll, where testing on the atomic bomb took place. Reard chose the name bikini because he believed the suit's revealing style would create a stir among people similar to their shock and surprise in response to America’s atomic bombing of Japan the previous summer. The bikini is perhaps the most popular type of female beachwear around the globe, according to French fashion historian Olivier Saillard due to "the power of women, and not the power of fashion". As he explains, "The emancipation of swimwear has always been linked to the emancipation of women." By the mid-2000s, bikinis had become a $811 million business annually, according to the NPD Group, a consumer and retail information company. The bikini has boosted spin-off services like bikini waxing and the suntanning industries.

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  1. bikini

    Swim suit for women.

    Submitted by anonymous on February 3, 2021  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bikini in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bikini in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of bikini in a Sentence

  1. Sarah Ferguson:

    I usually never go topless, but my bikini got wet and I decided to take it off. I know it does not look right for Jack and his family. I felt very bad for them when I saw the images of him surrounded by three women because his wife was not there.

  2. Closer Weeklyin:

    Ive really been trying in the last year that 50 percent of the foods I eat are vegetables, its not easy but Im trying and I think it really makes a difference actually. Elizabeth Hurley SIZZLES IN HOT PINK BIKINI Staying active Back in 2017, Elizabeth Hurley toldThe Cutshe tries to break a sweat as much as possible. I dont do any regulated exercise, but Im very active, Elizabeth Hurley told the outlet at the time. On the weekends, I go for long hikes with my dogs. I try and stretch every day.

  3. Bindi Irwin:

    You have to love who you are and know that you are beautiful and own it. if you have curves, you have to own it — and if you have been born to be able to pull off that bikini really well you have to just enjoy it and love your body and love who you are as an individual — not only for girls, but for guys as well.

  4. Jovanna Edge:

    My business generates more money than a regular, non-bikini-barista, stand because my employees express themselves through their manner of dress, by wearing a bikini, my employees expose messages through tattoos and scars, and they are able to open conversations that attract customers willing to pay more at my business than other coffee stands.

  5. Natalie Portman:

    I remember being a teenager, and there was Jessica Simpson on the cover of a magazine saying' I'm a virgin' while wearing a bikini, and I was confused, like, I don't know what this is trying to tell me as a woman, as a girl.

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