Fauntleroy suit


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.

Little Lord Fauntleroy

[ fawnt-luh-roi ]
/ ˈfɔnt ləˌrɔɪ /


(italics) a children's novel (1886) by Frances H. Burnett.
a pampered or excessively well-behaved young boy resembling the hero of this book.
Also called Little Lord Fauntleroy suit. Fauntleroy suit.
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