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lounge suit

noun Chiefly British.
  1. a man's suit appropriate for informal occasions.
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Origin of lounge suit

First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for lounge suit

Historical Examples of lounge suit

  • To this officer a sack-suit or business-suit is a lounge-suit.

    The American Language

    Henry L. Mencken

  • "I presume you'll dine up here, sir," said Joseph, glancing at the lounge-suit.

    The Regent

    E. Arnold Bennett

  • The lounge-suit that he was wearing might serve, but his luggage was totally impossible.

    The Regent

    E. Arnold Bennett

  • Yet I stood aghast, for with the lounge-suit of tweeds I had selected the day before he had worn his top-hat!

    Ruggles of Red Gap

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • On one occasion, too, he appeared in the trousers of a lounge-suit of tweeds instead of his dress trousers, and with tan boots.

    Ruggles of Red Gap

    Harry Leon Wilson


British Dictionary definitions for lounge suit

lounge suit

noun
  1. the customary suit of matching jacket and trousers worn by men for the normal business day
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