Fauntleroy suit

  1. a formal outfit for a boy composed of a hip-length jacket and knee-length pants, often in black velvet, and a wide, lacy collar and cuffs, usually worn with a broad sash at the waist and sometimes a large, loose bow at the neck, popular in the late 19th century.

Origin of Fauntleroy suit

After the title character of the novel Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886) by F. H. Burnett
  • Also called Lord Fauntleroy suit, Little Lord Fauntleroy suit.

Words Nearby Fauntleroy suit

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How to use Fauntleroy suit in a sentence

  • I remember when we used to see him at parties in a Fauntleroy suit.

    Peggy Raymond's Way | Harriet Lummis Smith