union suit


: an undergarment with shirt and drawers in one piece

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Examples of union suit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s no reason to ignore this wonderfully weird union suit, which has a hood and foot coverings. Mary Colurso | McOlurso@al.com, al, 13 Apr. 2023 Or to avoid that issue altogether, opt for a union suit—a warm one-piece that won’t let any cold air get between your skin and your outer layers. Field & Stream Commerce Team, Field & Stream, 14 Feb. 2023 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, 2 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of union suit was in 1846

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“Union suit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/union%20suit. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

union suit

: an undergarment with shirt and pants in one piece

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