sus·​pend·​er | \ sə-ˈspen-dər How to pronounce suspender (audio) \

Definition of suspender

1 : one that suspends
2 : a device by which something may be suspended: such as
a : one of two supporting bands worn across the shoulders to support trousers, skirt, or belt usually used in plural and often with pair
b British : a fastener attached to a garment or garter to hold up a stocking or sock also : a device consisting of garter and fastener

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Other Words from suspender

suspendered \ sə-​ˈspen-​dərd How to pronounce suspendered (audio) \ adjective

Examples of suspender in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The suspender-like formation demonstrated in the video isn’t the only use for the new Body Tape. Marci Robin, Allure, "Kim Kardashian’s New Skims Body Tape Is a Skin-Safe Upgrade to Her Favorite Cleavage Hack," 14 Nov. 2019 His customer, a plumbing shop owner in his early 80s, stood up and removed the barber cape, revealing suspenders with an American flag motif. Los Angeles Times, "Column: In tiny Oildale, the local barber, a Trump fan, has had it with California," 26 July 2019 Bill Pullman is the Bilott team’s showboating West Virginia trial lawyer, who celebrates success in the courtroom by snapping his suspenders with satisfaction. David Sims, The Atlantic, "A Chilling True Story of Corporate Indifference," 22 Nov. 2019 If the Bed Scrunchie is too expensive for your budget, standard clip-on suspenders, also known as bedsheet fasteners, can also work. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, "How to stop a mattress topper from sliding," 28 Oct. 2019 Or, try Cameron's other outfit featuring a caduceus T-shirt and suspenders. Tierney Mcafee, Country Living, "The Best 'Ferris Bueller' Costume Ideas to Channel Your Inner Teenager This Halloween," 3 Sep. 2019 There’s also Fatman Scoop yelling and wearing suspenders. Brian Josephs, Billboard, "Every Missy Elliott Music Video, Ranked," 14 Aug. 2019 Baldwin is a spot-on casting choice who can play an arrogant aristocrat with ease; Norton styles him as a hunk of granite in suspenders, an immovable force of corruption in a fundamentally unfair city. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Motherless Brooklyn Is a Passion Project Without Heart," 31 Oct. 2019 During the event last July, the mustached Ukrainian in suspenders could be found sharing his considerable knowledge with visitors to Earhart’s birthplace museum. Rachel Hartigan Shea, National Geographic, "Why does Amelia Earhart still fascinate us?," 17 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of suspender

1524, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Dec 2019

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“Suspender.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of suspender

US : straps that are used for holding up pants and that go over a person's shoulders


sus·​pend·​er | \ sə-ˈspen-dər How to pronounce suspender (audio) \

Kids Definition of suspender

: one of a pair of straps that are attached to pants or a skirt and go over the shoulders

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