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  • n. A bathing suit composed of a tank top and the lower half of a bikini.


Blend of tank top and bikini (Wiktionary)



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  • "...the one style that most represents the new season is what designers have dubbed the tankini. Anyone shopping for a swimsuit next season will find many versions of the tankini, which has a camisolelike top that extends to the waist or lower, and a bikini bottom. The top covers the midriff but can be folded or pulled up to bare more skin."

    The New York Times, Winter on the Sea, Summer on the Sand, by Anne-Marie Schiro, August 18, 1998

    July 27, 2008