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

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Downstairs, Porter wears a saffron pantsuit as shooting begins for an episode focusing on the two young men Blanca adopted last season: aspiring dancer Damon (played by Ryan Jamaal Swain) and his reckless boyfriend, Ricky (Dyllon Burnside). Washington Post, "On ‘Pose,’ dancing isn’t just about self-expression. It’s a survival skill for trans women.," 7 June 2019 Series fans can expect the premiere to start in the drama’s traditional style, with a flash-forward of Mendoza in her white pantsuit. Ew Staff,, "What to Watch on Thursday: Younger stars fight it out on Lip Sync Battle," 6 June 2019 Haddish wore a Michael Kors flared-leg pantsuit along with a matching hat designed by Stephen Jones. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Tiffany Haddish Brought Emergency Chicken to the Met Gala in Her Purse," 6 May 2019 Schenk showed up in a pantsuit with a mid-thigh-length jacket. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Customer experience is enhanced with Lindsey Vonn and kittens at San Diego confab," 7 June 2019 Mike Belleme for The New York Times Dolly Parton, dressed in a sequined lilac pantsuit with black piping and matching butterfly wings, stood on an outdoor stage on a recent Friday morning. Tariro Mzezewa, New York Times, "Dolly Parton on Dollywood," 5 June 2019 David’s Bridal does currently offer a fairly wide range of options for plus-size brides, as well as pantsuits and jumpsuits. E.j. Dickson, Vox, "The bridal retail chain just filed for bankruptcy. It’s been in trouble for a long time.," 20 Nov. 2018 Plus, celebrities like Blake Lively and Priyanka Chopra are riding the highlighter wave too, rocking everything from a lime green fur coat to highlighter-yellow pantsuits. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "Stuart Weitzman's Neon Shoes Will Be the Highlight of Your Spring," 16 Apr. 2019 Hailee Steinfeld slayed in Balmain Haute Couture, and Marsai Martin stunned in a pantsuit with billowing, oversized sleeves. Teen Vogue, "Lizzo Wore Neon Head to Toe on The GLAAD Award Red Carpet," 29 Mar. 2019

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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

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

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