Bikini etymology


English word bikini comes from Marshallese Pikinni and later Bikini (Bikini atoll) where the atom bombs were tested in 1946, and allegedly refers to the similar 'explosive' effects of bikinis in that social context

Etymology of bikini

Detailed word origin of bikini

Dictionary entry Language Definition
Pikinni Marshallese (mah) Bikini atoll.
Bikini German (de) A bikini, scanty two-piece bathing suit, named after the above island Bikini atoll.
Bikini English (en) Bikini atoll.
Bikini French (fr) Bikini atoll.
bikini English (en) A brief two-piece bathing suit worn by women.