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cat suit

noun, Chiefly British.
1.
a jumpsuit.
Origin of cat suit
1955-1960
First recorded in 1955-60
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British Dictionary definitions for catsuit

catsuit

/ˈkætˌsuːt/
noun
1.
a one-piece usually close-fitting trouser suit
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Word Origin and History for catsuit
n.

also cat-suit, 1960, from cat (n.) + suit (n.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for catsuit

catsuit

noun

A tight-fitting garment covering the entire body: Michelle is wearing a skintight black catsuit and short high-heeled boots

[1990s+; Perhaps suggested by the seeming-epidermal garb of a character named Catwoman, played by Julie Newmar in the 1970s televison show Batman, and by characters in the show Cats]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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