Bikini

   A bathing suit design consisting of two pieces, a top and a bottom piece, which cover a woman's breast and pantie areas. The bikini, which was originally designed by Louis Reard in Paris in 1946, is often characterized by its minimal dimensions, creating maximum bodily exposure. Bikini Island and Bikini Atoll in the South Pacific are the bathing suit's namesake. This article of clothing socially addresses an era when women felt it was their right to show off their bodies—and Hollywood and the movie industry took full advantage of the concept of a beach lifestyle. Bathing suits as fashion moved into mainstream attire and the fashion industry recognized the business potential ready to be tapped. Variations of the bikini have evolved, such as the French bikini and string bikini. In 2006, as the bikini celebrated its 60th birthday, performance fabrics, particularly advances with Lycra, keep the bikini fitting at its best.
   See also Activewear.

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  • Bikini — Bikini …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • bikini — [ bikini ] n. m. • 1946; marque déposée; nom d un atoll du Pacifique ♦ Vieilli Maillot de bain formé d un slip et d un soutien gorge. ⇒ deux pièces. « Nadine portait un bikini vert, très exigu » (Beauvoir). ● Bikini nom masculin (nom déposé)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • bikini — BIKÍNI s.n. Costum feminin de baie, format dintr un slip şi dintr un sutien de dimensiuni reduse. – Din engl. Bikini, fr. bikini. Trimis de paula, 21.06.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  bikíni s. n. (sil. ni) Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar… …   Dicționar Român

  • Bikini — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Para el atolón del Pacífico, véase Atolón Bikini. Bikini en un mosaico romano …   Wikipedia Español

  • Bikini — Sm zweiteiliger Badeanzug std. (20. Jh.) Onomastische Bildung. Entlehnt aus gleichbedeutendem frz. bikini. Dies ist eigentlich der Name eines Atolls der Gruppe der Marschall Inseln, das wegen der von den USA 1946 1958 dort durchgeführten… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • bìkīni — (bikîni) m 〈G ja〉 dvodijelni ženski kupaći kostim minimalnih dimenzija ⃞ {{001f}}koza s Bikinija žarg. glupača, produžena postojeća metafora (po kozama na kojima su vršena promatranja učinka pokusa s nuklearnim oružjem na otoku Bikiniju) ✧… …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • bikini® — {{hw}}{{bikini®}}{{/hw}}o bichini s. m. Nome commerciale di un tipo di costume da bagno femminile a due pezzi. ETIMOLOGIA: da Bikini, nome di un atollo corallino luogo di esperimenti atomici, attraverso l ingl. bikini (nel senso di ‘costume… …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • bikini — (n.) low cut two piece women s bathing suit, 1948, from Fr. coinage, 1947, named for U.S. A bomb test of June 1946 on Bikini, Marshall Islands atoll, locally Pikinni and said to derive from pik surface and ni coconut, but this is uncertain.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • bikini — bìkīni (bikȋni) m <G ja> DEFINICIJA dvodijelni ženski kupaći kostim minimalnih dimenzija FRAZEOLOGIJA koza s Bikinija žarg. glupača, produžena postojeća metafora (po kozama na kojima su vršena promatranja učinka pokusa s nuklearnim oružjem… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • bikini — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. n ndm {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} skąpy, dwuczęściowy damski strój plażowy : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Opalać się w bikini. Paradować w bikini po plaży. {{/stl 10}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • bikini — ‘Traje de baño femenino de dos piezas’. Esta grafía, mayoritaria en el uso, es también la etimológica, pues esta voz procede del topónimo Bikini, nombre de un atolón de las islas Marshall; se considera también válida la grafía adaptada biquini.… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

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