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bikini Explained

bikini at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[bı'ki:nı]

bikini at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1948, from Fr. coinage, 1947, named for U.S. A-bomb test of June 1946 on Bikini, Marshall Islands atoll. Various explanations for the name have been suggested, none convincingly, the best being an analogy of the explosive force of the bomb and the impact of the bathing suit style on men's libidos (cf. c.1900 British slang assassin "an ornamental bow worn on the female breast," so called because it was very "killing"). /// "Bikini, ce mot cinglant comme l'explosion m?me ... correspondant au niveau du v?tement de plage ? on ant?antissement de la surface v?tue; ? une minimisation extr?me de la pudeur." [Le Monde, 1947] ///

bikini at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1900-2000; Language: French; Origin: Bikini Atoll, after a nuclear bomb test was held there in 1946]// a piece of clothing in two separate parts that women wear for swimming//

bikini at Afrikaans => English Of Explained:

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bikini at Dutch => English Of Explained:

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bikini at French => English Of Explained:

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bikini at Indonesian => English Of Explained:

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bikini at Japanese => English Of Explained:

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Bikini at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Atoll with about 20 islets, Marshall Islands, Micronesia. It was administered by the U.S. from 1947 as part of the U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands under a U.N. trusteeship. The U.S. used the atoll for atomic testing 1946-58. The 167 inhabitants were removed before the tests began and returned in 1969, but they were evacuated again in 1978 because of high radiation levels. Cleanup there continued, and in 1997 it was pronounced safe for inhabitation. The atoll became part of the Republic of the Marshall Islands in 1979.

bikini at Afrikaans => English Of Explained:

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bikini at French => English Of Explained:

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bikini at Hungarian => English Of Explained:

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bikini at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

bikini
n : a woman's abbreviated two-piece bathing suit [syn: {two-piece}]

bikini at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » fr|en Inter: term » lang=fr|bikini, named after the place name Inter: term » lang=fr|Bikini, from Inter: etyl » en|en Inter: term » lang=en|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 Inter: etyl » de|en Inter: term » lang=de|Bikini, the colonial name of the atoll as part of Inter: w » German New Guinea, and this was derived from Inter: etyl » mh|en Inter: term » lang=mh|Pikinni.
Category: Image - :Bikini Model Jassi 3.jpg|thumb|Woman wearing a red bikini.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /bɪˈkiːni/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-bikini.ogg|Audio (US)

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n


  • A brief two-piece bathing suit worn by women.
    1. 1950, "In the Swim", Time, 2 Oct 1950:
    2. : Cole has little but scorn for France's famed Bikini bathing suits. Explains he: " French girls, have short legs. Swimsuits have to be hiked up at the sides to make their legs look longer. "

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » bathing suit

  • Afrikaans: Bikini, Melk-en-koekie-doekie
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|بيكيني|m|tr=bikiini
  • Basque: Inter: t+ » eu|bikini
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|biquini|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|比基尼|tr=bǐjīní|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|bikiny|f|p
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|bikini
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|bikini
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|bikini
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|bikini|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Bikini|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|μπικίνι|n|tr=bikíni
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|बिकिनी|tr=bikinī
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|bikini

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|bikini|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|ビキニ|tr=bikini
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|비키니|tr=bikini|sc=Hang
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|бикини|n|tr=bikíni
    • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|bikini
    • Marathi: Inter: t- » mr|बिकिनी|f|tr=bikinī|sc=Deva
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|bikini|m
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|bikini|n
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|biquíni
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бикини|n|tr=bikíni Inter: indeclinabl » e
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|biquini|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|bikini|c
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|bikini
    • Volapük: Inter: t- » vo|bikinit, Inter: t- » vo|niblitül


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Related terms

    * Bikini Atoll
  • bikini bottom
  • bikini line
  • bikini wax
  • mankini
  • monokini
  • tankini
  • trikini

  • Category: Category:en:Swimwear -

    French

    Etymology

    Named after the place name Inter: term » lang=fr|Bikini, from Inter: etyl » en|fr Inter: term » lang=en|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 an atom bomb. This name was originally from Inter: etyl » de|fr Inter: term » lang=de|Bikini, the colonial name of the atoll as part of Inter: w » German New Guinea, and this was derived from Inter: etyl » mh|fr Inter: term » lang=mh|Pikinni.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » Fr-bikini.ogg|Audio

    Noun

    Inter: fr-noun » m
  • Inter: l » en|bikini

    Descendants

    * English: Inter: l » en|bikini

  • Category: Category:fr:Clothing -

    Italian

    Inter: wikipedia » lang=it

    Noun

    Inter: head » it|noun|g=m Inter: in » v
  • bikini

    Synonyms

    * due pezzi

    See also

    * costume da bagno

  • Category: Category:it:Clothing -

    Jèrriais

    Noun

    Inter: roa-jer-noun » m
  • bikini

  • Category: Category:roa-jer:Clothing -

    Polish

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » Pl-bikini.ogg|Audio

    Noun

    Inter: head » pl|noun|g=n|indeclinable
  • bikini

  • Category: Category:pl:Clothing -

    Spanish

    Alternative forms

    * biquini

    Noun

    Inter: es-noun » m
  • Inter: l » en|bikini

  • Category: Category:es:Swimwear -

    Turkish

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » fr|tr Inter: term » bikini|lang=fr.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » [bi'cini]|lang=tr

    Noun

    Inter: tr-noun » yi|ler
  • bikini

    Declension

    Inter: tr-noun-v » i|poss=+

    See also

    * Inter: l » tr|mayokini
    • Inter: l » tr|mayo


    Category: Category:tr:Clothing -
    Category: Category:tr:Swimwear -
    Translation: de » bikini
    Translation: et » bikini
    Translation: el » bikini
    Translation: eu » bikini
    Translation: fr » bikini
    Translation: ko » bikini
    Translation: id » bikini
    Translation: it » bikini
    Translation: kn » bikini
    Translation: ku » bikini
    Translation: li » bikini
    Translation: hu » bikini
    Translation: my » bikini
    Translation: nl » bikini
    Translation: ja » bikini
    Translation: pl » bikini
    Translation: ru » bikini
    Translation: sq » bikini
    Translation: fi » bikini
    Translation: ta » bikini
    Translation: tr » bikini
    Translation: vi » bikini
    Translation: zh » bikini

  • Bikini at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » bikini

    English

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » de|en Inter: term » lang=de|Bikini, the colonial name of the atoll as part of Inter: w » German New Guinea, and this was derived from Inter: etyl » mh|en Inter: term » lang=mh|Pikinni.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /ˈbɪkɪni/|/bɪˈkiːni/
    While the word Inter: l » en|bikini, in reference to the swimsuit, usually has just one pronunciation stressed on the second syllable, the English place name Inter: l » en|Bikini has two pronunciations. Inter: IPAchar » /ˈbɪkɪni/ is the older pronunciation stressed on the first syllable, and is still widely used in English by those most familiar with the atoll. Inter: IPAchar » /bɪˈkiːni/ is a newer pronunciation stressed on the second syllable, influenced by the swimsuit term.

    Proper noun

    Inter: head » en|proper noun
  • Bikini atoll.

    Descendants

    * French: Inter: l » fr|Bikini

  • French

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » en|fr Inter: term » lang=en|Bikini, from earlier Inter: etyl » de|fr Inter: term » lang=de|Bikini, the colonial name of the atoll as part of Inter: w » German New Guinea, and this was derived from Inter: etyl » mh|fr Inter: term » lang=mh|Pikinni.

    Proper noun

    Inter: fr-proper nou » n
  • Bikini atoll.

    Descendants

    * French: Inter: l » fr|bikini

  • German

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » mh|de Inter: term » lang=mh|Pikinni.

    Proper noun

    Inter: head » de|proper noun
  • Bikini atoll.
    Descendants
    * English: Inter: l » en|Bikini

    Etymology 2

    From Inter: etyl » fr|de Inter: term » lang=fr|bikini, named after the place name Inter: term » lang=fr|Bikini, from the Inter: etyl » en|de 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 an atom bomb. The name Inter: term » lang=en|Bikini itself was originally the Inter: etyl » de|de colonial name of the atoll as part of Inter: w » German New Guinea, and this was derived from Inter: etyl » mh|de Inter: term » lang=mh|Pikinni.

    Noun

    Category: Image - :Bikini Model Jassi.jpg|thumb|A Bikini

  • Inter: de-noun » m|Bikinis|Bikinis
  • A bikini, scanty two-piece bathing suit, named after the above island
    Related terms
    * Monokini

  • Translation: de » Bikini
    Translation: fr » Bikini
    Translation: gl » Bikini
    Translation: ko » Bikini
    Translation: id » Bikini
    Translation: hu » Bikini
    Translation: mg » Bikini
    Translation: pl » Bikini
    Translation: ru » Bikini
    Translation: fi » Bikini
    Translation: sv » Bikini
    Translation: uk » Bikini
    Translation: zh » Bikini