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bathing beauty

(ˈbeɪðɪŋ)
n
an attractive girl in a swimming costume. Also called (old-fashioned): bathing belle

bath′ing beau`ty

(ˈbeɪ ðɪŋ)
n.
an attractive woman in a bathing suit, esp. an entrant in a beauty contest.
[1915–20]
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George Jones, once a star of the fashion catwalks of London, Paris and Milan, set up Bathing Beauty after developing her first products to help treat her son's eczema.
It's July 1955 and Leon Petulengro joins new entrants for a heat of the Miss New Brighton Bathing Beauty Contest.
The bathing beauty, pictured, carrying Swansea's crest personifies how the town tried to portray a different side to its heavy industry and docks.
Esther Williams, the swim champion turned actress who was known for roles in MGM aquatic spectaculars such as Bathing Beauty and Million Dollar Mermaid, died June 6 in Beverly Hills.
He also spoke about the incident when his father was kissed coming out of the sea by a bathing beauty in the country in 1970s.
Regardless of your color choice, you're sure to be a pinup bathing beauty at poolside.
Her first swimming role was in 1944's Bathing Beauty.
Back in the 1960s I worked in Blackpool and often covered the weekly heats of the bathing beauty contest at the open air swimming pool near South Pier.
On July 4, 1922, the Riviera's front lawn was crowded to the beach with onlookers who came to witness the "Gulf Coast's first bathing beauty contest.
Showstoppers among the stars were 89-year-young Fayard Nicholas dancing with his thirtysomething wife; the still-tall and elegant Cyd Charisse receiving the Movado Dance Award; and Busby Berkeley bathing beauty Esther Williams, still recovering from a broken ankle that doctors said would keep her off her feel forever.
It enabled her to enter a National Bathing Beauty Contest -and she came first again.