Definition of bathing beauty in US English:

bathing beauty


  • 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.’