boilersuit

noun

boil·​er·​suit ˈbȯi-lər-ˌsüt How to pronounce boilersuit (audio)
chiefly British

Examples of boilersuit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Barbadian singer famously took to the stage in a bespoke Loewe ensemble that included a red boilersuit and a matching red breastplate molded by creative director Jonathan Anderson. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 20 Oct. 2023 The straps, zips, and proportions of Beyoncé’s look—and her dancers’ zip-up boilersuits—had the same intergalactic feeling as that collection. Vogue, 19 June 2023 From Barbie refuse collectors to Barbie postal workers, there were dozens of jobs to dress, leaving Durran’s team trawling through shops for the perfect pink boilersuit or Barbified toolkit. Amel Mukhtar, Vogue, 12 June 2023 All-in-one boilersuits with extra pockets and henleys layered over T-shirts and tank tops are more than pragmatic. Jaclyn Alexandra Cohen, Harper's BAZAAR, 22 Mar. 2023 While denim overalls have had a recent resurgence around Hollywood, Garner's boilersuit is a tad dressier and can be styled so many different ways depending on the occasion or season. Alex Warner, Peoplemag, 10 Sep. 2022 Minus some adjustments to tailoring and fabrication, the boilersuit remains true to its classic utilitarian origins, with design details like pockets, zippers, and collars lending its signature look. Nicole Kliest, Vogue, 11 June 2022 Sydney Sweeney, car-restoration queen, traded in her boilersuit for something a little more sophisticated on Wednesday night. Sam Reed, Glamour, 21 Apr. 2022 There are surprising touches of prep here and there—in madras skirts, three-piece suits, and mixed plaids—and lots of utility pieces, from cargo pants to boilersuits. Alex Finch, Vogue, 16 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boilersuit was in 1928

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“Boilersuit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boilersuit. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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