leisure suit

noun

Definition of leisure suit

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

Examples of leisure suit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "The Oscars red carpet was diverse, even if the nominees weren’t," 10 Feb. 2020 And the coaching staff even stepped into the past, donning 1970s-era sport coats and leisure suits. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, "Portland Trail Blazers open 50th season by honoring past on nostalgic night," 9 Oct. 2019 His quirky fashion sense, which includes jean shorts, Hawaiian shirts, a thick headband, a throwback leisure suit and ever-evolving facial hair, made him a fan favorite shortly after draft night. Mark Long, orlandosentinel.com, "No end in sight for Jaguars’ Minshew Mania after game-winning drive," 4 Oct. 2019 His quirky fashion sense, which includes jean shorts, Hawaiian shirts, a thick headband, a throwback leisure suit and ever-evolving facial hair, made him a fan favorite shortly after draft night. Mark Long, chicagotribune.com, "No end in sight for Gardner Minshew Mania after game-winning drive," 4 Oct. 2019 There would be no union reps at family weddings, no sanitation experts turning up at picnics in their white shoes or leisure suits. David Harsanyi, National Review, "Criminal Charisma," 12 Sep. 2019 First popularized as clothing in the 1960s and ’70s, terry was worn in the form of polos and leisure suits by groovy suburban teens and their fathers. Steve Garbarino, WSJ, "Polo Shirts Are Boring: Try This Bond-Approved Alternative," 17 May 2019 Well, there were a few leisure suits, but they were draped on the bodies of men with disappointingly strong moral fiber. David Harsanyi, National Review, "Criminal Charisma," 12 Sep. 2019 Alas, Linda made baby tees until the late ’90s, while shrinking other fashion items, including the 1970s leisure suit, cardigans, and even men’s dress shirts. Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, "Meet the Designer Who Made the Baby T-Shirt Popular in the 1990s, and Brought It Back All Over Again," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of leisure suit

1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Leisure suit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leisure%20suit. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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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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