[ loos-fit-ing ]
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  1. (of a garment) fitting loosely; not following the contours of the body closely.

Origin of loose-fitting

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby loose-fitting

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How to use loose-fitting in a sentence

  • That is why loose fitting undergarments are cooler than tight ones.

  • This mixture, after sterilization, is poured into flat dishes with loose-fitting covers.

    A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
  • "I wish I had thought of that," said Folsom, his knotty hands deep in the pockets of his loose-fitting trousers.

    Warrior Gap | Charles King
  • There appeared an elderly man, in a black frockcoat, loose-fitting and not too garishly new, a student's coat rather than a fop's.

    Bunker Bean | Harry Leon Wilson
  • This may be caused by a loose-fitting supply valve piston 8, or the port past the regulating valve 12 partly stopped up.