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Use 'swimsuit' for clothing worn specifically for swimming, not casual waterside wear. SlideShe changed into her swimsuit to go for a swim, not to sunbathe.
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'Swimsuit' implies the person intends to swim, unlike general beachwear or sunbathing attire. SlideHe wore only his swimsuit while learning to surf.
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Gender DifferencesPlay
Men's and women's swimsuits differ in style; men's are often called 'trunks'. SlideThe store had a variety of men's swimsuits, mostly trunks and board shorts.