leisure suit

noun

Definition of leisure suit 

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

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Don’t skip out on the movie’s memorable disco scenes, leisure suits and city grime. Jennifer Vineyard, New York Times, "The Best TV Shows and Movies New to Netflix, Amazon and More in June," 1 June 2018 Twenty-one years after John Travolta strutted across the silver screen in a white leisure suit, Hollywood decided once again that disco didn’t suck. Robbie Daw, Billboard, "Ultra Naté, Amber and Jocelyn Enriquez on Their 1998 Stars on 54 Collaboration 'If You Could Read My Mind'," 31 May 2018 Now if the bullpen cart makes a comeback, can the leisure suit be far behind? Mike Hart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The bullpen cart returns for ex-Brewer Mike Fetters' Arizona relief corps," 6 Mar. 2018 Those off-putting mustard yellows, algae greens and Cheeto oranges that bubbled up long ago, making leisure suits and turtlenecks uneasy on the eyes, are as dead as disco; what endures are the decade’s autumnal tones, rich not kitsch. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "The Ugliest Era of Menswear Is Back: Why You’ll Want to Relive It," 30 Aug. 2017 Athleisure started to give way to leisure suits, just good ones this time around. Jonathan Evans, Esquire, "Ryan Gosling Just Proved That a Brown Suit Can Look Genuinely Cool," 21 Sep. 2017 Those off-putting mustard yellows, algae greens and Cheeto oranges that bubbled up long ago, making leisure suits and turtlenecks uneasy on the eyes, are as dead as disco Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "The Ugliest Era of Menswear Is Back: Why You’ll Want to Relive It," 30 Aug. 2017

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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leisure suit

noun

English Language Learners Definition of leisure suit

: an informal suit that includes a jacket and matching pants

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