Bikini definition

bĭ-kēnē
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Very brief, legless underpants.
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A very brief two-piece swimsuit for women.
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The definition of a bikini is a small, two-piece swimsuit for women, or a brief legless swimsuit for men.

An example of a bikini is a triangle top swimsuit with a very small bottom.

An example of a bikini is a small Speedo swimsuit for a man.

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Brief underpants that reach to the hips rather than to the waist.
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A very brief, close-fitting two-piece bathing suit worn by women.
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A very brief, close-fitting bathing suit worn by men.
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A brief two-piece bathing suit worn by women.
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An atoll in the Ralik Chain of the Marshall Islands in the west-central Pacific Ocean. The area was the site of US nuclear tests between 1946 and 1958, including the first aerial detonation of a hydrogen bomb (May 21, 1956).
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Very brief, legless swimming trunks.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bikini
Plural:
bikinis

Origin of bikini

  • French after Bikini

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French bikini, named after the place name Bikini, from English Bikini, the name of the atoll where the United States tested nuclear weapons in July 1946; it was reckoned that the bathing suit would cause as much excitement as a nuclear bomb. This name was originally from German Bikini, the colonial name of the atoll as part of German New Guinea, and this was derived from Marshallese Pikinni.

    From Wiktionary