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Bi·ki·ni

 (bĭ-kē′nē)
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).

bi·ki·ni

 (bĭ-kē′nē)
n. pl. bi·ki·nis
1.
a. A very brief, close-fitting two-piece bathing suit worn by women.
b. A very brief, close-fitting bathing suit worn by men.
2. often bikinis Brief underpants that reach to the hips rather than to the waist.

[French, after Bikini.]

bi·ki′nied (-nēd) adj.
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bikini

(bɪˈkiːnɪ)
n, pl -nis
(Clothing & Fashion) a woman's very brief two-piece swimming costume
[C20: after Bikini atoll, from a comparison between the devastating effect of the atomic-bomb test and the effect caused by women wearing bikinis]

Bikini

(bɪˈkiːnɪ)
n
(Placename) an atoll in the N Pacific; one of the Marshall Islands: site of a US atomic-bomb test in 1946
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bi•ki•ni

(bɪˈki ni)

n., pl. -nis.
1. a very brief, close-fitting, two-piece bathing suit for women.
2. a very brief, close-fitting bathing suit for men.
3. Often, bikinis. underwear briefs fitted low on the hip.
[1945–50; < French, appar. after Bikini]
bi•ki′nied, adj.

Bi•ki•ni

(bɪˈki ni)

n.
an atoll in the N Pacific, in the Marshall Islands: atomic bomb tests 1946. 3 sq. mi. (8 sq. km).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bikini - an atoll in the Marshall Islands; formerly used by the United States as a site for testing nuclear weapons
Marshall Islands - a group of coral islands in eastern Micronesia
2.bikini - a woman's very brief bathing suitbikini - a woman's very brief bathing suit  
bathing costume, bathing suit, swimming costume, swimsuit, swimwear - tight fitting garment worn for swimming
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Translations
بيكينيثَوْب سِباحَه بيكيني
bikinydvojdílné plavkyplavky
bikini
bikinit
bikini
bikini
bikini
ビキニ
비키니
bikinis
bikini
bikiny
bikini
บิกินี่
áo tắm hai mảnh

bikini

[bɪˈkiːnɪ]
A. Nbikini m (f in Arg)
B. CPD bikini bottom(s) N(PL)parte f de abajo del bikini, braga f del bikini
bikini line Nentrepierna f
bikini top Nparte f de arriba del bikini
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

bikini

[bɪˈkiːni] nbikini® mbikini bottoms nplbas m de bikini®bikini briefs nplminislip mbikini line nligne f du maillot, maillot mbikini top nhaut m de bikini®
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

bikini

nBikini m; bikini lineBikinilinie f; bikini wax kosmetische Wachsbehandlung der Bikinizone am Unterleib zur Entfernung von überstehenden Schamhaaren
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

bikini

[bɪˈkiːnɪ] nbikini m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

bikini

(biˈkiːni) noun
a brief two-piece swimming costume for women.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

bikini

بيكيني plavky bikini Bikini μπικίνι bikini bikinit bikini bikini bikini ビキニ 비키니 bikini bikini bikini biquíni бикини bikini บิกินี่ bikini áo tắm hai mảnh 比基尼泳装
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Game developers often are creating female characters that are highly sexualized, both in their character design (expect impossibly thin, impossibly large-breasted girls or women wearing nothing but a chainmail bikini) and role within the game.
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