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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.

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

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).
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
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

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®

bikini

nBikini m; bikini lineBikinilinie f; bikini wax kosmetische Wachsbehandlung der Bikinizone am Unterleib zur Entfernung von überstehenden Schamhaaren

bikini

[bɪˈkiːnɪ] nbikini m inv

bikini

(biˈkiːni) noun
a brief two-piece swimming costume for women.

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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Jacques form had a base that went as far as cheap bathing suits up to the navel and sat very high on the midsection, however there was soon going to be much more discussion in light of the fact that a man named Louis Reard chose he could to some degree enhance this new unbelievable bit of swimsuit swimwear by making it considerably littler and accordingly ensuring to get more reputation for his new outline than the past illustration called the Atome.
In 1945, French engineer Louis Reard introduced his game-changing bikini, so called because he expected its impact to be as explosive as the nuclear tests taking place at Bikini Atoll island.
It was first unveiled by Frenchman Louis Reard on July 5, 1946.
El disenador frances Louis Reard presenta en una alberca de Paris un osado traje de bano de dos piezas modelado por Micheline Bernardini.
1946: The first bikini bathing suit was unveiled in Paris, invented by Louis Reard, a former motor engineer.
So when engineer turned lingerie designer Louis Reard saw the US weapons trials on Bikini Atoll, a name was born for the Frenchman's latest invention - Le Bikini.
When French engineer turned lingerie designer Louis Reard saw atomic weapons being trialled by the US on Bikini Atoll, a name was born for his latest invention: Le Bikini.
French mechanical engineer Louis Reard couldn't find a willing model, so he hired striptease dancer Micheline Bernardini for the presentation of his bikini on July 5, 1946.
The first modern bikini was designed in 1946 by French engineer Louis Reard.
But a few weeks later, designer Louis Reard asked a stripper to pose in an even smaller suit, which, gasp, revealed her belly button.
Another fashion designer, 49-year-old Louis Reard, created an even scantier suit, for which he registered bikini as a French proprietary mark.
Prior to 1946 when French designer Louis Reard introduced the bikini, which gained fast acceptance in the US and different parts of the world, only 23 per cent and 18 per cent of male and female, respectively, total skin surface was exposed to the sun, specifically during the 1920s.