from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tight-fitting one-piece garment for the torso.

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  • noun A one-piece, skin-tight garment rather like a leotard.


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  • Within his bodysuit was his defensive stunner and he now gripped it tightly in his right hand.

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  • This is all a prelude to the return of James St. James, who we first see in a neon green spandex bodysuit, which is exactly how he appears to me in all of my nightmares.

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  • Mattel's version of him is just about perfect -- most of his bodysuit is a light blue-grey, with glowing white eyes, a stylized atomic symbol on his chest, and red gloves and boots.

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  • Could it be she is wearing a "bodysuit" and isn't really naked?

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  • Does anyone know whether those swimsuit type "bodysuit" things are still around?

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  • Later he wore a black bodysuit and in dark of night pushed the Pastor down the steep spiral belfry stairwell to see if he would fly rather than bounce.

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  • In my hands was a white bodysuit with glow sticks hanging off every inch of it.

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  • My stomach rolled as the leather bodysuit Athena wore became clearer.

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  • AP Photo A black lace bodysuit shown as part of London Fashion Week in March 1996.

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  • My stomach rolled as the leather bodysuit Athena wore became clearer.

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  • A bodysuit was a stretchy leotard-like garment, often with long sleeves, with snaps at the crotch. You pulled it on over your head and snapped yourself into it. Simplicity patterns of the 1970s paired them with shorts or hip-huggers.

    April 12, 2011