Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of bather.
  • n. A swimsuit; a bathing costume.

Etymologies

(swimsuit): An abbreviation of bathing costume. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In order to observe the Chinese body unclothed, Taylor on one occasion stole into a public bath, where nude bathing was common, and became something of a voyeur: He lurked in the darkness and inspected the bathers from a distance.

    The Romance of China: Excursions to China in U.S. Culture: 1776-1876

  • Barry Tice, who said he has been at Martin County beaches when lifeguards called bathers out of the water because of sharks, remembered Schafer for his kindness.

    The Seattle Times

  • The council's public safety and neighborhood services committee recently passed a proposal to amend the drinking ban so it extends to "bathers," a category that includes almost anyone not in some sort of boat, including kayaks and canoes.

    Floatopia's Last Hurrah in San Diego?

  • But the city council's public safety and neighborhood services committee recently passed a proposal to extend the drinking ban to "bathers," a category that includes almost anyone not in some sort of boat, including kayaks and canoes.

    Floatopia: A Utopia?

  • When all the patients had donned the white straw hats, such as bathers wear at Coney Island, I could not but laugh at their comical appearances.

    Ten Days in a Mad-House

  • Appropriating traditional painting subjects such as bathers, landscape, and portraiture, and pushing them at times to the edge of abstraction, the artist creates lush, painterly films.

    The Corsair

  • Most human stings result from bathers stepping on an unsuspecting stingray, innocently resting on the sea bottom, which produces a defensive reflex of the tail forward.

    New to Nature No 37: Heliotrygon stingrays

  • Cézanne, whose archetypal bathers dally beneath the branched archway of an indistinct face, could not stand to be touched.

    Swimming with Cézanne

  • The boy in this picture, Anton, is 14 and the son of a friend, both of whom are occasional winter bathers.

    Photography David Trood's best shot

  • This project was based on my interest in why the bathers do this crazy thing: it's dangerous and painful, yet they swear by it.

    Photography David Trood's best shot

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  • In Western Australia, "bathers" is frequently used instead of swimming costume

    June 9, 2009