monkey suit


noun Slang.

a tuxedo or full-dress suit.
any uniform.

Nearby words

  1. monkey jacket,
  2. monkey nut,
  3. monkey on one's back,
  4. monkey orchid,
  5. monkey puzzle,
  6. monkey tail,
  7. monkey trial,
  8. monkey tricks,
  9. monkey wrench,
  10. monkey's fist

Origin of monkey suit

First recorded in 1885–90; see origin at monkey jacket

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British Dictionary definitions for monkey suit

monkey suit

noun

US slang a man's evening dress
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