traje de bano y trusa
I just came across the word "la trusa" and found out that it means swimsuit. Since "traje de baño" is what I learned earlier as the Spanish for swimsuit, do these 2 terms really mean the same thing?
In Argentina "swimsuit" is "malla or traje de baño". "Trusa" was used to refer to some kind of underwear our grandmothers used to wear. They still exist, and I guess some people must wear them... They are call "fajas" now. I think "trusas" is an old way to call them. Here... I found a picture!!
In Mexico trusa is always underwear.
Trusa in Mexico is underwear for men. Not the boxer style underwear, the other one.
looks like la trusa has a more finite defintion depending on where you are in the world according to this dictionary.
I'm Cuban/Spanish, I've always said Trusa, darnit! My argentine friend calls it "Malla"