[mon-uh-kee-nee] /ˌmɒn əˈki ni/

a topless .

1964, from mono- + bikini, on mistaken notion that the bi- element was the Greek prefix meaning “two.”


A one-piece bathing suit that leaves the breasts bare

[1964+; fr bikini, interpreting bi-as ”two” referring to the number of pieces]


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