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[loos-fit-ing] /ˈlusˈfɪt ɪŋ/
(of a garment) fitting loosely; not following the contours of the body closely.
Compare close-fitting.
Origin of loose-fitting
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The ticket dropped to the platform from beneath the loose-fitting dress.

    Mlle. Fouchette Charles Theodore Murray
  • The man was attired in a loose-fitting, common, black-cloth morning-coat.

    Barchester Towers

    Anthony Trollope
  • His loose-fitting black clothes and collarless shirt made me think that he too had come from the country recently.

  • "I wish I had thought of that," said Folsom, his knotty hands deep in the pockets of his loose-fitting trousers.

    Warrior Gap Charles King
  • Hale thought that the scientist looked like a huge, starved crow in his loose-fitting coat.

  • He was a tall man with a thin, lean face and a loose-fitting tweed suit.

    Just William Richmal Crompton

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