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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In 2016, Hilary Clinton famously wore a white pantsuit to accept her nomination for the Democratic party in the presidential race. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wore Suffragette White to Be Sworn Into Congress," 3 Jan. 2019 Blake Lively is known for being fashion forward, which is probably why most fans didn't think twice about her decision to wear multiple pantsuits over the past month. Mariah Haas, Fox News, "Blake Lively reveals who inspired her to recently wear suits: 'The way he dressed is so beautiful'," 13 Sep. 2018 Michelle Obama is continuing to bring back the pantsuit during the nationwide book tour for her memoir, Becoming. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Michelle Obama Found the Perfect Accessory for Holiday Party Season," 26 Nov. 2018 A week after stepping out in the summer heat wearing a velvet blazer over another velvet blazer, the actor has donned an endless list of bright and fashion-forward pantsuits. Emily Wang, Teen Vogue, "Blake Lively Had a Great Response to Someone Who Told Her to Fire Her "Stylist"," 24 Aug. 2018 Transforming normal clothes such as the peacoat or the pantsuit into high fashion brought Saint Laurent even more success as a high-end fashion designer. Natalina Lopez, Town & Country, "Inside the Gorgeous New Yves Saint Laurent Exhibit in Virginia," 8 June 2017 As People reported, Pivarnick opted to wear a white pantsuit on the pink carpet and went without a shirt or a bra. Emily Wang, Allure, "Angelina Pivarnick of Jersey Shore Is Responding to "Nip Slip" Comments and It's Just Like 2009 All Over Again," 21 Aug. 2018 Roomy unisex pantsuits of heavy cotton, hand-painted in the dusty hues of Necco wafers, and chunky knit tops of wily construction are clearly high-end. Laura Jacobs, WSJ, "‘Eckhaus Latta: Possessed’ Review: Sustainability for Sale," 13 Aug. 2018 While pals Victoria Monet and Talya Parx were in white pantsuits, Ari rocked a white mini-dress with a lace coat and thigh-high white boots. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande Performs "Thank U, Next" In a Wedding Dress on *The Ellen Degeneres Show," 7 Nov. 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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