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 This clever fellow has a mind for business and a body for a business suit. Dahlia Gallin Ramirez, The New Yorker, "Dolls That Failed," 12 Mar. 2021 For men, the formal business suit and tie is not seen much on LinkedIn so unless that is your daily work attire, relax the dress a bit. Robin Ryan, Forbes, "LinkedIn Photo Tips To Look Your Best," 9 Mar. 2021 The defendant, wearing a business suit and a red plaid mask, answered the judge’s questions from an office where he was seated next to his lawyer, Brian Gurwitz. Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times, "Santa Ana cop admits taking $128,000 in bribes to protect illegal businesses in city," 24 Feb. 2021 The bronze man, clad in his business suit and red tie, could be seen clasping only the curved handle of his umbrella Sunday. oregonlive, "As rainy season sets in, Portland’s ‘Umbrella Man’ statue is without his bronze canopy," 30 Nov. 2020 One of my favorite shots is of a portly man in a business suit, rubbing his hands together over and over, in an age-old gesture of distress. Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker, "“How To with John Wilson” Offers a Martian’s-Eye View of Homo Sapiens’ Habits," 14 Dec. 2020 The man, who wore a business suit, white shirt and a black tie, boarded a flight heading to Seattle. oregonlive, "D.B. Cooper’s unsolved NW skyjacking explored again in new History channel series," 12 Nov. 2020 After seeing the power of heels for women, the sneaker for men and the business suit for all, Chris found his North Star in menswear and giving men the tools to dress better. Noel Cody, Essence, "Meet Chris Lawrence, A Wordsmith with Style and Purpose," 10 Nov. 2020 Jd Marhevko, 57, of Saline is a woman who easily steps into size 12 steel-toe boots, a hard hat and a fire-retardant coat to walk the factory floor on one day, and then pivots to a business suit to meet with investors the next. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Mt. Clemens native turns around auto plants nationwide, becoming superstar in her field," 21 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of business suit

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Business suit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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business suit


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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