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business suit

a suit, especially one of conservative cut and color.
Compare suit (defs 2, 3).
Origin of business suit
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The business suit or three-piece sack is made or marred by its cut alone.

    Etiquette Emily Post
  • My business suit, in which that day I had worked in Wall Street.

  • It was never more than a garment, worn gracefully, but still only what the tailors call a business suit.

    Pipefuls Christopher Morley
  • But in his business suit, Mercury is a very different sort of a person.

    Olympian Nights John Kendrick Bangs
  • The youth was dudish, with a business suit, and a very high, straight collar that struck his chin.

    Young Hilda at the Wars Arthur Gleason
  • Sedgwick dressed himself in a business suit of a dark texture.

    The Wedge of Gold C. C. Goodwin

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