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Mao suit

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  1. an outfit worn in the People's Republic of China consisting of a Mao jacket and loose trousers.

Origin of Mao suit

First recorded in 1970–75
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British Dictionary definitions for mao suit

Mao suit

  1. a simple style of clothing, traditionally made of cotton and commonly worn in Communist China, consisting of loose trousers and a straight jacket with a close-fitting stand-up collar

Word Origin

C20: named after Mao Tse-tung, who popularized the style
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