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[noo-diz-uh m, nyoo-] /ˈnu dɪz əm, ˈnyu-/

the practice of going , especially in places that allow sexually mixed groups, in the belief that such practice benefits health.
the practice of nudity, esp for reasons of health, religion, etc

1929, adjective and noun, from French nudiste or formed in English from nude (adj.) + -ist; also see nudism.

1929, from French nudisme (see nude + -ism). Nudist “one who practices nudism” appeared at the same time.

Made in Germany, imported to France, is the cult of Nudism, a mulligan stew of vegetarianism, physical culture and pagan worship. [“Time,” July 1, 1929]


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