pantsuit

noun
pant·​suit | \ ˈpant-ˌsüt How to pronounce pantsuit (audio) \

Definition of pantsuit

: a woman's ensemble consisting usually of a long jacket and pants of the same material

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Other Words from pantsuit

pantsuited \ ˈpant-​ˌsü-​təd How to pronounce pantsuited (audio) \ adjective

Examples of pantsuit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Blanche’s room has her famous Martinique headboard and mirror over her bed and a closet full of accessories and pastel pantsuits. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "You Can Buy a Blueprint of the Golden Girls House," 20 Dec. 2019 Khloé accessorized the sparkling pantsuit with matching gold shoes and wore her hair in a shoulder-grazing, blonde bob. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Khloé Kardashian Went Braless in a Gold Blazer and Matching Pants for Diddy's 50th Birthday Party," 15 Dec. 2019 On the podium, Speaker Nancy Pelosi wore a white pantsuit with her dagger-like Speaker’s Mace pin on her lapel. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "The Politics of Dress at the State of the Union," 5 Feb. 2020 And one of 2019's biggest trends, oversized silhouettes, had its place on the red carpet with Halsey in a ruffly floral gown featuring an exaggerated train and Ciara in a baggy midnight blue pantsuit. Glamour, "The Best Looks From the 2019 American Music Awards," 25 Nov. 2019 Gigi went all out with green face paint and a yellow pantsuit, dressing as Jim Carrey's character in the iconic film, The Mask. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kendall Jenner Celebrates Her 24th Birthday with a Star-Studded Halloween Bash," 1 Nov. 2019 Like the pantsuit, but worn with a nice heel or bralette. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Cara Delevingne Is the Face of Nasty Gal's New Holiday Collection," 23 Oct. 2019 Pelosi was clad in a white pantsuit again this year, as were a number of female lawmakers who sat in the gallery. Christal Hayes, USA TODAY, "President Trump declines to shake hands with Nancy Pelosi at State of the Union address," 5 Feb. 2020 Lynda Bird Johnson Robb - a former Virginia first lady and the daughter of former president Lyndon Johnson - sat front and center in the Senate gallery, decked out in a purple pantsuit, the trademark color of the ERA movement. Anchorage Daily News, "Virginia legislature passes Equal Rights Amendment in historic vote," 15 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of pantsuit

1964, in the meaning defined above

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29 Mar 2020

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“Pantsuit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pantsuit. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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pantsuit

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English Language Learners Definition of pantsuit

US : a woman's suit consisting of a jacket and pants that are made of the same material

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