business suit


Definition of business suit

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

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Singh sat in a business suit behind a large desk in an office with more than 20 empty chairs. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, "One of India's holiest cities is being reborn. Not everyone is happy," 21 Mar. 2019 Post-independence, Indians adopted it as an alternative to the business suit, although it’s now seen as passe. Nancy Macdonell, WSJ, "Why ‘Safari’ Style is No Longer Politically Correct," 23 Jan. 2019 In its midst there stands a bespectacled man in a business suit. Andrew Stark, WSJ, "‘Living With the Gods’ Review: The Gang’s All Here," 16 Nov. 2018 Their appearance was theatrical: Favors and Mr. Jarman wore face paint and flamboyant robes, Bowie usually donned a white lab coat, and Mr. Mitchell often wore business suits. Martin Johnson, WSJ, "‘The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Associated Ensembles’ Review: First-Rate Riffs From the Second City," 3 Dec. 2018 Police on Friday are working to determine why Santa Perez, who reportedly was dressed in a business suit and carrying a briefcase during the shooting spree, carried out the attack. Greg Norman, Fox News, "Cincinnati shooter had troubled past, including arrests and 'rambling' lawsuits against MSNBC: reports," 7 Sep. 2018 France began an alliance with Charles Moneypenny, a lanky, slow-talking Daytona Beach city engineer known by the driver Mario Andretti for wearing tennis shoes with business suits. Dave Caldwell, New York Times, "The Forgotten Figure Behind Daytona International Speedway," 7 July 2018 Prince William usually keeps it low-key with his day-to-day outfits, opting for a business suit or crisp button-down for his less formal engagements. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince William's Super Ornate Outfit in Scotland Is Full of Royal Symbolism," 6 July 2018 The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus typically wears a business suit for work. Drew Broach,, "Cedric Richmond dresses the part to make his racism point in MSNBC interview," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of business suit

1854, in the meaning defined above

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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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