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  • n. Alternative spelling of burqini.


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  • The Hot is self-explanatory, given that the most plausible explanation for the burkini was the Australian sun; Flat, because the speed of the web ensures an audience of millions, even billions, within hours for the smallest detail of someone's everyday life, and Crowded, because for a celebrity, nowhere is safe from the long reach of a paparazzi zoom lens.

    Nigella Lawson and the great burkini cover-up

  • The only time anything like it has been spotted on a beach since the 19th century is when devout Muslim women wear an outfit idiotically called a burkini, which has a lot more in common with a burka than a bikini.

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  • The 'wear covers arms, legs and head, and is called a burkini, which I must admit is very clever.


  • In one town, the " burkini, " a bathing suit worn by some Muslim women, specifically has been banned.

    An Italian Fringe Firebrand

  • Last year a Muslim woman was banned from wearing a "burkini" at a public pool in a Paris suburb, also for hygiene reasons.

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  • French Muslim convert threatens legal action over 'burkini' ban Close

    The Guardian World News

  • Mecca Laalaa, a 22 year-old Australian is the first Muslim woman to become a volunteer surf life saver, wearing a specially designed costume or 'burkini'.

    Tundra Tabloids.......

  • De Telegraaf gleefully reaches for another 'burkini' story.


  • However, for a second there – just a second – I seriously considered whether I wanted a burkini and I bet quite a few other women out there fleetingly ludicrously considered it too.

    Just for a moment, I wanted a burkini too | Barbara Ellen

  • The day after the burkini shots, she was pictured in a long dress, hunched up, making herself as small as possible, in the shade.

    Just for a moment, I wanted a burkini too | Barbara Ellen


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  • loose-fitting swimsuit that covers the entire body

    August 14, 2009

  • Also spelled Burqini.

    May 29, 2008

  • Word of the Year Campaign by Oxford University Press in the US.

    November 2, 2007

  • Agreed, an ugly word in many senses.

    Whose campaign?

    November 2, 2007

  • It grates on me. Like the word moist. Burkini is one of the runner-up words in our word of the year campaign.

    November 2, 2007