business suit


Definition of business suit

: a suit consisting of matching coat and trousers or coat and skirt and sometimes a vest

Examples of business suit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The offensive linemen returned from the showers to put on business suits for the flight, as required. John Branch, New York Times, "Eli Manning: Championship Quarterback, Hall of Fame Prankster," 27 Dec. 2019 If the clothing could have been worn outside work, such as a business suit or dress, you weren’t allowed to deduct the expense because it was considered everyday wear. Washington Post, "Your colleague is cheating on their taxes. Here’s how to tell the IRS.," 15 Jan. 2020 Fatigued office workers in business suits can catch up with their sleep, and travelers jet-legged from long flights can nap with peace of mind. Washington Post, "AP Photos: In the loop: Tokyo from a commuter train line," 7 June 2019 She’s often spotted bicycling to appointments dressed in a business suit, a child’s bike carrier trailing behind her. Elaine Ayala,, "Ayala: A series of losses led Gonzales to council seat and now to new political aspirations," 30 Jan. 2020 This was not just a spring 2020 collection about business suits and executive sheaths. Washington Post, "Balenciaga put engineers, architects and moms on its runway — to make a statement about power in the workplace," 30 Sep. 2019 Both are wearing business suits, red ties and smiles. Ledyard King, USA TODAY, "'Unsavory,' not impeachable: Democratic lawmaker explains why he opposes removing Trump," 2 Dec. 2019 The president wore a dark business suit with a royal-blue tie. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Trump, first lady mingle with the queen and royal family members," 3 Dec. 2019 Still, groups of tourists and business suit-wearing finance workers squeezed onboard. Justin Phillips,, "Riding BART while black: Does our transit system play a part in continuing racial stereotypes?," 28 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of business suit

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of business suit was in 1854

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30 Mar 2020

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“Business suit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of business suit

US : a type of suit that is worn by some people who work in offices and that includes a matching coat and pants or skirt

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