leisure suit

noun

: a suit consisting of a shirt jacket and matching trousers for informal wear

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In apparent homage to the leisure suit, the blazer is double breasted, the trousers are flared wide, and the turtleneck is mock and of indeterminate synthetic fabric. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 8 Nov. 2022 Do not pull your old leisure suit out of the back of your closet. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 16 Mar. 2022 Cobb wore his grandfather’s plaid leisure suit and a wig. Rodney Ho, ajc, 13 Dec. 2021 His tenor is white-hot, piercing through the orchestra, threatening to burst into flames as Hades, in his sleazy green leisure suit, leers at Eurydice and stretches the syllables of her name into a sinister design. Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2021 Dust off that leisure suit or flashy disco dress and bone up on your moves! Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 25 Aug. 2021 To minimize wardrobe changes, the 31-year-old decided to design a modern take on the traditional 1970s leisure suit. Lindzi Scharf, Los Angeles Times, 29 Oct. 2020 Oh, sure, there was Billie Eilish in her Chanel leisure suit with its array of patches, along with her dagger-like dark nails and her green hair. Washington Post, 10 Feb. 2020 And the coaching staff even stepped into the past, donning 1970s-era sport coats and leisure suits. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, 9 Oct. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leisure suit was in 1975

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Cite this Entry

“Leisure suit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leisure%20suit. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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