bikini

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French bikini, named after the place name Bikini, from English 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 German Bikini, the colonial name of the atoll as part of German New Guinea, and this was derived from Marshallese Pikinni.

Woman wearing a red bikini.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /bɪˈkiːni/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

bikini (plural bikinis)

  1. A brief two-piece bathing suit worn by women.
    • 1950, "In the Swim", Time, 2 Oct 1950:
      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. "
  2. A brief bathing suit worn by men.
    • 2004, Cathy Crimmons How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization - p. 202
      We high-schoolers didn't understand why death came in the form of a gorgeous young man with muscles in a skimpy bikini.

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French bikini, named after the place name Bikini, from English 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 German Bikini, the colonial name of the atoll as part of German New Guinea, and this was derived from Marshallese Pikinni.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bi‧ki‧ni

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bikini m (plural bikini's, diminutive bikinietje n)

  1. bikini

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Named after the place name Bikini, from English 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 German Bikini, the colonial name of the atoll as part of German New Guinea, and this was derived from Marshallese Pikinni.

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bikini m (plural bikinis)

  1. bikini

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Italian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bikini m (invariable)

  1. bikini

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Japanese[edit]

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bikini

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ビキニ

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bikini m (plural bikinis)

  1. (Jersey) bikini

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Noun[edit]

bikini m (definite singular bikinien, indefinite plural bikinier, definite plural bikiniene)

  1. a bikini

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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bikini m (definite singular bikinien, indefinite plural bikiniar, definite plural bikiniane)

  1. a bikini

Polish[edit]

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bikini n (indeclinable)

  1. bikini

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English bikini.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bǐkiːni/
  • Hyphenation: bi‧ki‧ni

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bìkīni m (Cyrillic spelling бѝкӣни)

  1. bikini

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References[edit]

  • bikini”, in Hrvatski jezični portal, 2006–2018

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English bikini.

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bikini m (plural bikinis)

  1. bikini
  2. (Catalonia) ham and cheese sandwich

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French bikini.

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bikini (definite accusative bikiniyi, plural bikiniler)

  1. bikini

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative bikini
Definite accusative bikiniyi
Singular Plural
Nominative bikini bikiniler
Definite accusative bikiniyi bikinileri
Dative bikiniye bikinilere
Locative bikinide bikinilerde
Ablative bikiniden bikinilerden
Genitive bikininin bikinilerin
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular bikinim bikinilerim
2nd singular bikinin bikinilerin
3rd singular bikinisi bikinileri
1st plural bikinimiz bikinilerimiz
2nd plural bikininiz bikinileriniz
3rd plural bikinileri bikinileri

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