There are 2 definitions of bikini in English:


Line breaks: bi¦kini
Pronunciation: /bɪˈkiːni

noun (plural bikinis)

A two-piece swimming costume for women: Karen put on a yellow sun dress over her bikini [as modifier]: a bikini top
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  • It may be winter outside, but Marks & Spencer is hotting up with fantastic bikinis, swimsuits, tankinis and dresses to flatter all.
  • A lot of hardy Scots braved what were chilly conditions and sported swimming costumes and even bikinis.
  • Some of the great sparkling looks came in tiny swimsuits or two-piece bikinis studded with silver nail heads including crocheted white suits.


1940s: named after Bikini, where an atom bomb was exploded in 1946 (because of the supposed 'explosive' effect created by the garment).

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There are 2 definitions of bikini in English:


Line breaks: Bi¦kini
Pronunciation: /bɪˈkiːni
An atoll in the Marshall Islands, in the western Pacific, used by the US between 1946 and 1958 as a site for testing nuclear weapons.

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