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Fauntleroy suit

noun
1.
a formal outfit for a boy composed of a hip-length jacket and knee-length pants, often in black velvet, and a wide, lacy collar and cuffs, usually worn with a broad sash at the waist and sometimes a large, loose bow at the neck, popular in the late 19th century.
Also called Lord Fauntleroy suit, Little Lord Fauntleroy suit.
Origin of Fauntleroy suit
after the title character of the novel Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886) by F. H. Burnett
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  • I remember when we used to see him at parties in a Fauntleroy suit.

    Peggy Raymond's Way Harriet Lummis Smith

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