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  • n. The lower part of a bikini worn without the upper part (i.e., worn bare-breasted).


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From French monokini, from mono- + (bi)kini, punningly interpreting the first syllable of "bikini" as the prefix bi-.


  • There is an interesting side note here in that there exists a kind of one piece bathing suit called a monokini, as if the leading B I of bikini meant bi as in "two" for the two pieces of the bikini.


  • The only way to properly shorten the term (while keeping its self-referential qualities intact) would be to call it a "monokini" graph, but this would likely be confusing as well, since so few Americans have been exposed (pun intended) to the French "monokini" on their local beaches.

    Chris Weigant: Friday Talking Points [122] -- Bikini Bottom Update

  • Her £450, mirror-trimmed "monokini" was designed by Melissa Odabash, the American designer, based in London, who knows how to turn a swimsuit into the hottest thing since news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • And Snooki's garish animal print ensemble was more 'monokini', with a cut out central panel.

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  • Gernreich's "monokini" and everything mod, Feng-Feng's attention to silhouette and obsession with elastic result in an effortlessly chic collection of innerwear as outerwear.

    NYT > Home Page

  • July 7th, 2009 LONDON - English lingerie model Abbey Clancy was spotted struggling to keep the 'monokini' she was wearing in place, as she soaked up the sun on a luxury yacht.

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  • My teenage daughter of course wants a two piece bikini because that's the style all of her friends wear, but I usually make her get a monokini which is a bit less revealing.

    Christy's Coffee Break

  • PinkMemo. com's Katrina Szish Highlights Hot Swimsuit Styles Heating Up the Runways Font size Print E-mail Share 0 Comments A model shows an asymetrical Guess "monokini," which - Articles related to Uncovered cover girl is primed for a career kick

  • She was nicely dressed, Gia had to admit, in a gold lamé monokini, hip-hugger swing skirt, and white go-go boots.

    Shore Thing

  • In place of Katherine Hepburn, they had Amber the Stripper jiving around in her monokini.

    Motley Crew


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