pants suit
noun Date: 1964 pantsuit

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pants suit — noun a pair of pants and a matching jacket worn by women • Syn: ↑pantsuit • Hypernyms: ↑slack suit * * * noun see pantsuit * * * pants suit or pantˈsuit noun (esp N American …   Useful english dictionary

  • pants suit — /ˈpænts sut/ (say pants sooht) noun a slacks suit. Also, pantsuit …   Australian English dictionary

  • pants — In BrE pants (plural noun) means ‘underpants’, whereas in AmE it means ‘trousers or slacks’. The distinction can cause problems: • I heard an American student at Cambridge University telling some English friends how he climbed over a locked gate… …   Modern English usage

  • Suit (clothing) — Western dress codes Formal wear Formal Semi formal Informal (including lounge suits) Smart casual Business casual Casual Active attire …   Wikipedia

  • suit — I n. legal claim 1) to bring, file, institute (a) suit against 2) to contest; press a suit 3) to lose; win a suit 4) to dismiss a suit 5) a civil; class action; malpractice; pending suit courtship (old fashioned) 6) to plead, press one s suit set …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pants — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pl. trousers, breeches; slacks, flannels, jeans, Levi s, dungarees; pantaloons, knickerbockers, knickers, plus fours; shorts, pedal pushers, chinos, jodhpurs; bloomers, briefs, panties. See clothing.… …   English dictionary for students

  • pants — n.pl. colloq. 1 Brit. underpants or knickers. 2 US trousers or slacks. Phrases and idioms: bore (or scare etc.) the pants off colloq. bore, scare, etc., to an intolerable degree. pants (or pant) suit esp. US a trouser suit. with one s pants down… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pants — noun 1 (BrE) underwear ⇨ See also ↑panties, ↑underpants … OF PANTS ▪ pair VERB + PANTS ▪ pull on, pull up ▪ drop …   Collocations dictionary

  • suit — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. petition, appeal, prayer; courtship, wooing; suite, retinue, train; outfit, set, group, sequence; lawsuit, action, litigation. See request, endearment, clothing, continuity, class. v. t. satisfy,… …   English dictionary for students

  • suit — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 set of clothes ADJECTIVE ▪ designer, elegant, immaculate, smart (esp. BrE), well cut (esp. BrE), well tailored (esp. AmE) ▪ ill fitting …   Collocations dictionary

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