(of a garment) fitting tightly or snugly to the body: A close-fitting jacket showed off her small waist.

Compare loose-fitting.

Origin of close-fitting

First recorded in 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for close-fitting

Contemporary Examples of close-fitting

Historical Examples of close-fitting

  • She wore a close-fitting widow's cap, with a black ribbon round it.

  • He had a close-fitting skullcap on his head, of white, embroidered linen.


    Stephen French Whitman

  • The cap had disappeared before a close-fitting, vari-colored turban.

    The Cross-Cut

    Courtney Ryley Cooper

  • She was also conscious of the blue overall and close-fitting cap.

    The Rough Road

    William John Locke

  • They are made of wood, hooped like a barrel, and have a close-fitting lid.

    A Tramp's Wallet

    William Duthie