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 There’s no better way to rid ourselves of that notion than to go back into the Matrix and remember that AI is far more dangerous, right now, as a corporate weapon to be wielded against workers — a villain best symbolized by a humorless, middle-aged man in a business suit. Manuel Betancourt, Los Angeles Times, 31 Mar. 2024 My friend Laura, who had business suits and a future, treated me to lunch to celebrate. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, 31 Jan. 2024 Perez was unrecognizable Monday in a dark business suit and his hair cropped close. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2023 The lords and ladies in attendance will not wear their red robes and coronets, but business suits and dresses. William Booth, Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2023 There was a picture of her looking outraged in a nice plaid business suit. Mary Gaitskill, The New Yorker, 20 Mar. 2023 In Japan, Cool Biz became especially popular with women, who tended to wear lighter clothes and often complained about the cold temperatures needed to make business suits comfortable for their male colleagues. Hisako Ueno, New York Times, 24 Sep. 2023 The retired shortstop opted for a blue business suit. Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 20 July 2023 And while men’s style has grown more casual in recent years, many of the senior denizens of The Row have continued to prioritize formalwear and business suits rather than evolve with the times. Aleks Cvetkovic, Robb Report, 25 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of business suit was in 1854

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“Business suit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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