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loose-fitting

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

Origin of loose-fitting

First recorded in 1880–85
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • The ticket dropped to the platform from beneath the loose-fitting dress.

    Mlle. Fouchette

    Charles Theodore Murray

  • The man was attired in a loose-fitting, common, black-cloth morning-coat.

    Barchester Towers

    Anthony Trollope

  • His loose-fitting black clothes and collarless shirt made me think that he too had come from the country recently.

  • "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

  • Hale thought that the scientist looked like a huge, starved crow in his loose-fitting coat.