Speedo

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From the name of the swimsuit company, Speedo, which first designed and manufactured swimwear in Australia that was briefer and sleeker than most other swimwear then available.

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Speedo (plural Speedos)

  1. A tight-fitting swimsuit, especially commonly worn by competitive swimmers and divers. Usually implies a brief or bikini style swimsuit.
    You can tell the serious swimmers: they're the guys wearing the Speedos.
    • 2011, Gary Ghislain, How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend[1], page 44:
      She's wearing Mom's teeny-weenie black Speedo bikini, the one Mom wears to show how fit and trim she is.
    • 1999, Cheryl Rilly, Great Moments In Sex-p.227
      These muscle-bound hard bodies are wearing Speedo Lyrca bikinis which stick to a man's body like a woman's wet T-shirt.
    • 2014, Norah McClintock, #3 Dead And Gone-p.12
      There were dozens of girls in there - girls on the deck in bathing suits, most of them Speedos because they were racing.
    • 2016, John Early, Tales of a Modern Nomad: Monks Mushrooms and Other Misadventures-p.59
      Ryan and I remain unmoved, standing at the edge of the water as five Speedo-clad lifeguards rush up to us.

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