[Ads-l] Antedating of "Bikini"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Dec 7 01:09:26 UTC 2014

bikini (OED, b., 1948)

1947 _Los Angeles Times_ 22 June 1 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  First came the famous Bikini model, worn by a shapely blond.  The Bikini model consists of three small triangles of cloth.

Fred Shapiro

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