pant·suit | \ˈpant-ˌsüt \

Definition of pantsuit 

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

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pantsuited \ˈpant-ˌsü-təd \ adjective

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Don't be afraid to borrow from the boys—or pantsuit nation—when dressing for your second look. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "This is How to Dress For Your Wedding After Party," 7 Dec. 2017 Getty Images The red carpet at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival has blessed us with naked dresses, pantsuits, and poufy gowns. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Thandie Newton Paid Tribute to All the Black Characters in 'Star Wars' With Her Cannes Dress," 16 May 2018 Ahead, check out the most absolutely stunning gowns, jumpsuits, and pantsuits that walked down the Spring 2018 Couture Fashion Week runways. Ana Colon, Glamour, "The 50 Most Incredible Looks From Couture Fashion Week," 25 Jan. 2018 Yara Shahidi wore an elegant Tory Burch pantsuit, with a $4 nail polish., "The Best Beauty Looks From The MTV Awards Cost Less Than $15," 19 June 2018 The model arrived with sister Gigi (who wore a pink pantsuit) in black leather pants and matching crop top. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Bella Hadid Saved Her Most Naked Look For the Met Gala After Party​​," 8 May 2018 In it, Monáe wears a colorful cadre of men’s inspired pantsuits. Elizabeth Wellington,, "Janelle Monae's 'Pynk' is the female call-to-arms we need now," 12 Apr. 2018 And as rumblings of her husband’s former mistresses dominated the airwaves, her sharp white Christian Dior pantsuit at the State of the Union spoke loudly from the audience in the House chamber. Amy Carleton,, "Melania Trump speaks the language of fashion. She knows what she was saying," 22 June 2018 The duo sat in the front row of the fashion spectacle, with Kris decked out in a black Moschino pantsuit with gold studded detailing on her collar and sleeves, plus a pair of gold aviator sunglasses. Dave Quinn,, "Kris Jenner Supports Khloé Kardashian After Tristan Thompson's Cheating Scandal: 'I Really Trust' Her," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of pantsuit

1964, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of pantsuit

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

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