Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An atoll in the Ralik Chain of the Marshall Islands in the west-central Pacific Ocean. The area was the site of U.S. nuclear tests between 1946 and 1958, including the first aerial detonation of a hydrogen bomb (May 21, 1956).

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  • proper n. Bikini atoll.

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  • n. an atoll in the Marshall Islands; formerly used by the United States as a site for testing nuclear weapons
  • n. a woman's very brief bathing suit

Etymologies

From German Bikini, the colonial name of the atoll as part of German New Guinea, and this was derived from Marshallese Pikinni. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • (bikini, after its effects, supposedly similar to those of the atomic bomb tests at Bikini, in the Marshall Islands).

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  • Maxim model April Scott (whose biggest claim to fame seems to be as either 'model' on "Deal or No Deal" or 'Girl in Bikini' on an episode of TV's "Entourage") has snagged the much coveted role of Daisy Duke ...

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  • Leia's Metal Bikini is your one-stop shop for Slave Princess Leia in Jabba's Lair cosplay -- ten pages of galleries of photos of women in Slave Leia costumes, instructions for building your own costume, and commercial store-bought costumes for $350.

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  • He has strange friends, bizarre adventures, a weird pet, a pineapple for a house, a job at a burger joint, and lives in Bikini Bottom – a place with no State.

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  • Moviehole have the casting update: Maxim model April Scott (whose biggest claim to fame seems to be as either 'model' on "Deal or No Deal" or 'Girl in Bikini' ...

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  • I had always vaguely wondered about the place name Bikini (after which the famous swimwear was named); now, thanks to an exhaustive investigation by piloklok (Bob Kennedy's linguistics blog, which has been promoted to the blogroll for this service to etymology), I know that the Marshallese form is Pikinni and that this "is composed of pik 'surface' and ni 'coconut'."

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