monkey suit

See synonyms for monkey suit on
  1. a tuxedo or full-dress suit.

  2. any uniform.

Origin of monkey suit

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

Words Nearby monkey suit Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use monkey suit in a sentence

  • Mrs. Gooch had only to thrust her hand into the little pocket of his monkey suit to convict him on the spot.

    Chantry House | Charlotte M. Yonge
  • At that it's better'n being a man in a monkey suit, with nothing to do but impress the passengers and order around the crew.

    Stand by for Mars! | Carey Rockwell

British Dictionary definitions for monkey suit

monkey suit

  1. US slang a man's evening dress

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