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lounge suit

noun, Chiefly British.
a man's suit appropriate for informal occasions.
Origin of lounge suit
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He was dressed in a lounge suit of bright yellow with green buttons.

    Meccania Owen Gregory
  • From similar motives I did not invest in the lounge suit to which an Englishman is addicted.

    Europe Revised Irvin S. Cobb
  • Standing by one of these windows is a light-haired young man of thirty in a lounge suit of dark blue.

    The Air Pirate Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • He was well dressed in a lounge suit and black bowler hat, but, to the valet's surprise and dismay, wore a mask over his face.

    The Crime Club William Holt-White
  • He wore a lounge suit of pepper-and-salt colour, and held a very heavy blackthorn stick in his right hand.

    The Socialist Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • Men's uniforms are not ugly; I would any day exchange my lounge suit for the uniform of a guardsman—if I might wear it.

  • The lounge suit in summer is of blue flannel or very light cheviot or tweed.

    The Complete Bachelor Walter Germain
  • The colored shirt with white standing or turned-down collar is the usual accompaniment to the lounge suit.

    The Complete Bachelor Walter Germain
  • The "lounge suit" of the modern tailor hampers the play of such qualities no more than the beaten armor of the age of chivalry.

    Number Seventeen Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for lounge suit

lounge suit

the customary suit of matching jacket and trousers worn by men for the normal business day
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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