or pants suit

[ pant-soot ]
/ ˈpæntˌsut /


a woman's suit consisting of slacks and a matching jacket.


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Origin of pantsuit

First recorded in 1960–65; pant2 + suit
Also called slack suit. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for pantsuit

/ (ˈpæntˌsjuːt, -ˌsuːt) /


US and Canadian a woman's suit of a jacket or top and trousersAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): trouser suit
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