One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A contestant in a beauty contest in which bathing suits are worn.
- ‘This also includes pictures of bathing beauties, etc.’
- ‘It began life as an international pageant of bathing beauties, conceived to promote Mecca Dance Halls during the 1951 Festival of Britain.’
- ‘A cheering crowd of 100,000 gathered on the boardwalk on the morning of September 8th, 1921, hoping to catch a glimpse of the bathing beauties.’
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