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sack suit

a man's suit that has a loose-fitting jacket.
Origin of sack suit
An Americanism dating back to 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I'd be lost in a place like that—me in a sack suit and round-top dicer!

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • A man in an American sack suit, with a bowler hat on his head, lounges against this rail.

    A Book of Burlesques

    H. L. Mencken
  • He decided at the last moment to wear his usual town-going suit, a sack suit of black, made by a Bonneville tailor.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • Men are tapped on the shoulder by a civil gentleman in a sack suit, and walk away with him, never to be seen again.

    The Amazing Interlude Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Her attendants could wear the simplest sort of morning dresses with garden hats; the groom a sack suit or flannels.

    Etiquette Emily Post
  • The dinner coat has no tails and is cut like a sack suit except that it is held closed in front by one button at the waist line.

    Etiquette Emily Post

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