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 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 Lynda Bird Johnson Robb – a former Virginia first lady and the daughter of former President Johnson – sat front and center in the Senate gallery, decked out in a purple pantsuit, the trademark color of the ERA movement. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, "Virginia House passes Equal Rights Amendment in historic vote," 15 Jan. 2020 Or better to forgo skirts altogether and reach for a pantsuit? Glamour, "What to Wear to Every Type of Summer Wedding," 30 Apr. 2019 And Keith Richards’s girlfriend, Anita Pallenberg, whose striped Lurex Biba pantsuit is in the show? New York Times, "Anna Sui, Fashion’s Favorite Daughter, Gets Her Day in the Sun," 3 Oct. 2019 Much like Ella Balinska's outfit, this pantsuit doesn't need an uncomfortable heel to gain entry to the party. Georgina Kim, Glamour, "How to Wear Sneakers to All of Your Holiday Parties. (Yes, Even the Stuffiest Ones)," 21 Nov. 2019 The first capsule collection spearheaded by Turner released last week featuring sophisticated dresses and pantsuits perfect for the season. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Luxury Retailer St. Johns Relaunches With A Bold Capsule Collection Under A New Creative Director," 14 Nov. 2019 Until 1971, a sign informed dining room and bar patrons that turtlenecks were not an acceptable substitute for a tie, and pantsuits and culottes were no-noes. BostonGlobe.com, "When Winston Churchill came to town, he stayed here. So did Shirley Temple, Amelia Earhart, and the duke and duchess of Windsor. At present, this important piece of Boston history is primarily hosting layers of plaster dust, exposed drywall, bare floors, and many, many power tools.," 2 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of pantsuit

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pantsuit was in 1964

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16 Feb 2020

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“Pantsuit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pantsuit. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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pantsuit

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How to pronounce pantsuit (audio)

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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