business suit

noun

Definition of business suit 

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

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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, NOLA.com, "Cedric Richmond dresses the part to make his racism point in MSNBC interview," 30 May 2018 The three royals sat side-by-side, wearing striped ties under business suits adorned with their military medals and Canadian remembrance poppies that were pinned to their lapels. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "British Royals Take a Sunglasses Cue from John F. Kennedy," 19 Apr. 2017 While Jo wore a military uniform, Kim Yong Chol was dressed in a dark business suit. David Nakamura, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump says summit with North Korean leader is back on for June 12," 1 June 2018 Some bewildered and anxious city employees were ushered out of 10th-floorcouncil offices after about 35 agents in business suits arrived in the lobby shortly before 1 p.m. sandiegouniontribune.com, "May 15, 2003: FBI RAIDS CITY HALL," 15 May 2018

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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business suit

noun

English Language Learners Definition of business suit

: 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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