Definition of bikini noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bɪˈkiːni//
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈkiːni//
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a piece of clothing in two pieces that women wear for swimming and lying in the sun Word Origin1940s: 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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