French to English body

Dictionary entry: body
  • Kelly B

    Curmodgeratrice
    USA English
    Bodysuit, yes, for the kind with snaps at the crotch intended for regular wear with pants (trousers) or skirts; leotard for dancers and gymnasts. NOT body (tout court), at least not in US E.
    Vêtement: body
     

    DrD

    Senior Member
    Dictionary Editor
    England English
    Those are more likely to be called 'body' tout court over on our side of the pond - bodysuit to me is more suggestive of a onesie. However, a quick bit of very scientific research (I looked at some online clothes shops) tells me that 'bodysuit' is possible in the UK too. Anyway, bodysuit added and 'body' given a Dsense of UK and 'women's clothing' (because we wouldn't use just 'body' for babysuits or anything that also has built in trousers).
     
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