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union suit

noun
1.
a close-fitting, knitted undergarment combining shirt and drawers in one piece and often having a drop seat.
Origin of union suit
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95
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  • She also wore a dark blue skirt and a union suit of underwear.

  • The blanket as well as the union suit then had best be all wool of the domestic lamb variety.

    Touring Afoot Claude Powell Fordyce
  • I took off my suit, hung it in a handy locker, showing that all I had on underneath was my skin-tight "union suit."

    A Spaceship Named McGuire Gordon Randall Garrett
  • It seems that the eye of the bluenose turns a jaundiced yellow at the sight of a union suit, and he sees red.

    A Spaceship Named McGuire Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The union suit may be of linen, silk, or cotton, with the weight suitable for the season.

    The Mother and Her Child William S. Sadler
  • She sewed up his union suit and put a bright blue patch on his brown linen breeches.

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