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 On a December day in 2021, Loving County Judge Skeet Jones, 71, climbed atop an oilfield tank surrounded by wide-open Texas desert dressed in a business suit and toting a pair of binoculars, hoping to spot an elusive black bull. Susan Carroll, NBC News, 22 July 2022 She was dressed in an expensive-looking business suit and could be a manager in an office or a software engineer. Beth Thames |, al, 15 June 2022 The man, dressed in a business suit, and wearing sunglasses, ordered a bourbon and soda, and the plane took off. oregonlive, 9 July 2022 Instead of taking a typical wool business suit, opt for an atypical color, such as tailoring color such as tailoring aficionados’ favorite Solaro cloth with its telltale red sheen (like this option from Neapolitan master Attolini). Alexander Freeling, Robb Report, 28 June 2022 Beneath her business suit and professional demeanor was an inspiring orator, Celia Wcislo, a longtime Service Employees International Union official told the Globe in 1998. Globe Staff,, 1 May 2022 Wearing a nondescript business suit underneath a drab parka, Mark (Adam Scott) sits inside his car and sobs quietly before starting his shift at Lumon Industries. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, 17 Feb. 2022 In the middle of it, Steve Simon, the bespectacled chairman and chief executive of the WTA Tour, stood quietly and unsmiling in a blue business suit with his hands clasped. New York Times, 2 Dec. 2021 Like committing a crime while wearing a business suit. The Politics Of Everything, The New Republic, 13 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of business suit

1854, in the meaning defined above

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29 Jul 2022

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“Business suit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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