pantsuit

or pants suit

[pant-soot]

Origin of pantsuit

First recorded in 1960–65; pant2 + suit
Also called slack suit.
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pantsuit

noun
  1. 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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Word Origin and History for pantsuit
n.

1966, contraction of pants suit (1964), from pants + suit (n.).

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