striped-pants

adjective

: overattentive to formality, protocol, or partying and social activity
striped-pants diplomacy

Word History

Etymology

striped pants; from the wearing of striped trousers as semiformal attire

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“Striped-pants.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/striped-pants. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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