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tightfitting

[tahyt-fit-ing] /ˈtaɪtˈfɪt ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(of a garment) fitting closely to the contours of the body:
tightfitting pants.
Origin of tightfitting
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; tight + fit1 + -ing2
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  • He was sheathed from head to foot in a tight-fitting garment, black as Erebus!

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
  • Vaguely, dimly, he saw that Miss Foster's tight-fitting bodice was the matter.

    A Great Man Arnold Bennett
  • The body was enclosed by a tight-fitting ring, and on this he could make no impression.

    "Wee Tim'rous Beasties" Douglas English
  • Soldiers, in their tight-fitting tunic and stiff collars, are the worst.

    Papers on Health John Kirk
  • Of Barouffski she could see now but the back of his head, the back of his tight-fitting coat.

    The Monster

    Edgar Saltus
  • Bob and Joe welcomed the warmth of their tight-fitting coats.

    Captured by the Arabs

    James H. Foster

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