pant·​suit ˈpant-ˌsüt How to pronounce pantsuit (audio)
: a woman's ensemble consisting usually of a long jacket and pants of the same material
pantsuited adjective

Examples of pantsuit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web See: Sofia Richie Grainge in her Elle Woods pantsuit and Kendall Jenner in her vintage Galliano. Daniel Rodgers, Vogue, 8 Nov. 2023 In fact, out of eight days of engagements in September so far, Kate opted for a pantsuit on five occasions and a combination of pants and a blazer two times. Monique Jessen, Peoplemag, 28 Sep. 2023 Kate and William stepped up into elevated royal roles as the Prince and Princess of Wales following the death of Queen Elizabeth in September 2022, and one style insider says that Kate’s penchant for pantsuits reflects a new perspective. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 31 Oct. 2023 Played by Idara Victor, Tina has a style that is often associated with the Black working women of the ‘70s: bright pantsuits, gorgeous gowns for outings, and patterned wrap dresses à la Diane Von Furstenberg. Robyn Mowatt, Essence, 19 Oct. 2023 To meet students at Nottingham Trent University on Wednesday, Kate steered away from her month-long repeat of ‘business-like’ pantsuits and opted for coordinating separates with a chic matching midi-skirt and sweater. Monique Jessen, Peoplemag, 11 Oct. 2023 In November 1970, a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle researched an article on maitre d’s at fancy restaurants refusing to seat women in pantsuits. The Conversation, Fortune, 30 Sep. 2023 Jennifer Lawrence also strolled around the Big Apple in a pair of ultra-billowy bottoms in a deep navy color, while Kate Middleton opted for a beige blazer and pantsuit set while meeting the Streets of Growth staff in London. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 11 Oct. 2023 In 1993, Sens. Carol Moseley-Braun and Barbara Mikulski wore their pantsuits to the Senate floor. The Conversation, Fortune, 30 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pantsuit was in 1964

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“Pantsuit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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pant·​suit ˈpant-ˌsüt How to pronounce pantsuit (audio)
: a woman's outfit consisting usually of a long jacket and pants made of the same material

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