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zoot suit

noun \ˈzüt-\

Simple Definition of zoot suit

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of zoot suit

  1. :  a suit of extreme cut typically consisting of a thigh-length jacket with wide padded shoulders and peg pants with narrow cuffs


play \-ˌsü-tər\ noun

Origin and Etymology of zoot suit

reduplication of 1suit

First Known Use: 1942

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a very small amount

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