union suit

noun

Definition of union suit

: an undergarment with shirt and drawers in one piece

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  • 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.

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First Known Use of union suit

1846


UNION SUIT Defined for English Language Learners

union suit

noun

Definition of union suit for English Language Learners

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


UNION SUIT Defined for Kids

union suit

noun

Definition of union suit for Students

: an undergarment with shirt and pants in one piece

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