leisure suit

noun

: 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 The two-piece outfit, in Missoni’s signature knit, is reminiscent of an old-school leisure suit with a matching orange-and-black chevron print, loose-fitting trousers, and wide lapels on the button-up cardigan which Richie wore open over a simple black tank top. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 1 Aug. 2023 There’s a running gag, for instance, about Leaphorn and Manuelito’s disdain for Chee’s new polyester leisure suit. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 30 July 2023 But this role has Johnson fitted in polyester leisure suits, shirts unbuttoned low enough to show off his chest hair and, of course, those gaudy rings. Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times, 21 July 2023 But unlike leisure suits, wedges still look cool today. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 19 June 2023 Try not to spill any yak on your leisure suit. Brooklyn White, Essence, 18 Nov. 2022 What about a polyester leisure suit? Martin Shenkman, Forbes, 7 June 2022 For Dan Mullen, a green leisure suit. Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, 10 Dec. 2020 The man in the white leisure suit and owlish glasses appeared at my desk, seeking a newspaper article about his religious group. Dallas News, 19 Jan. 2023

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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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“Leisure suit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leisure%20suit. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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