business suit
noun Date: 1870 a man's suit consisting of matching coat and trousers and sometimes a vest

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  • business suit — UK US noun [C] ► clothes that are suitable for work in business, consisting of a jacket and matching trousers or a skirt: »A memo from the Chicago office says men must wear a business suit with a collared shirt and tie. »She wore a smart business …   Financial and business terms

  • business suit — business .suit n AmE a suit that someone wears during the day at work …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • business suit — business ,suit noun count a formal suit that someone wears for work …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • business suit — noun a suit of clothes traditionally worn by businessmen • Hypernyms: ↑suit, ↑suit of clothes • Hyponyms: ↑three piece suit, ↑two piece, ↑two piece suit, ↑lounge suit * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • business suit — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms business suit : singular business suit plural business suits a formal suit that someone wears for work …   English dictionary

  • business suit — /ˈbɪznəs sut/ (say biznuhs sooht) noun a suit (def. 2 or 3), generally conservative and considered suitable to be worn during the transacting of business …   Australian English dictionary

  • business suit — a suit, esp. one of conservative cut and color. Cf. suit (defs. 2, 3). [1865 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • business suit — noun (C) AmE a suit that a man wears during the day, especially in the office; lounge suit BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • business suit — busi′ness suit n. clo bus a suit, esp. one of conservative cut and color • Etymology: 1865–70, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Suit — (s[=u]t), n. [OE. suite, F. suite, OF. suite, sieute, fr. suivre to follow, OF. sivre; perhaps influenced by L. secta. See {Sue} to follow, and cf. {Sect}, {Suite}.] 1. The act of following or pursuing, as game; pursuit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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