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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. 2018.
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  • He was dressed in a lounge suit of bright yellow with green buttons.

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

    Europe Revised Irvin S. Cobb
  • 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
  • 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.

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

    The Complete Bachelor Walter Germain
  • If you are asked to play golf, it might be more convenient to travel in your golf togs, which would serve as a lounge suit.

    The Complete Bachelor Walter Germain
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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