union suit


Definition of union suit

: an undergarment with shirt and drawers in one piece

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Recent Examples on the Web Undershirts have come a long way from their days as an offshoot of the one-piece union suits men wore as undergarments in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to protect precious clothes from sweat. Gerard Baker, WSJ, "The 10-Point.," 2 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of union suit

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Union suit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/union%20suit. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of union suit

US : underwear usually for men that covers the body, legs, and arms, and that has buttons down the front

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Kids Definition of union suit

: an undergarment with shirt and pants in one piece

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