zoot suit

zoot suit

noun \ˈzüt-\

: a type of suit for men that was worn in the 1940s and that consisted of a long jacket with wide shoulders and pants that were wide at the top and narrow at the bottom

Full Definition of ZOOT SUIT

:  a suit of extreme cut typically consisting of a thigh-length jacket with wide padded shoulders and peg pants with narrow cuffs
zoot–suit·er \-ˌsü-tər\ noun

Origin of ZOOT SUIT

reduplication of 1suit
First Known Use: 1942


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