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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [bih-kee-nee]
    • /bɪˈki ni/
    • /bɪˈkiː.ni/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [bih-kee-nee]
    • /bɪˈki ni/

Definitions of bikini word

  • countable noun bikini A bikini is a two-piece swimming costume worn by women. 3
  • noun bikini a woman's very brief two-piece swimming costume 3
  • noun bikini an atoll in the N Pacific; one of the Marshall Islands: site of a US atomic-bomb test in 1946 3
  • noun bikini a very brief two-piece swimsuit for women 3
  • noun bikini very brief, legless underpants or swimming trunks 3
  • noun plural bikini a very brief, close-fitting, two-piece bathing suit for women or girls. 1

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Origin of bikini

First appearance:

before 1945
One of the 6% newest English words
1945-50; < French, apparently named after Bikini

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Parts of speech for Bikini


bikini popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for bikini

noun bikini

  • swimsuit — bathing suit.
  • tank suit — a simple one-piece bathing suit for women, having a scoop neck and shoulder straps and usually no lining or inner construction; maillot.
  • thong — a strip of material, especially of leather or hide, used to fasten or secure something.
  • bathing costume — A bathing costume is a piece of clothing that is worn for swimming, especially by women and girls.
  • jams — a preserve of whole fruit, slightly crushed, boiled with sugar: strawberry jam.

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