pantsuit

or pants suit

[ pant-soot ]
/ ˈpæntˌsut /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. pantropical,
  2. pantry,
  3. pantryman,
  4. pants,
  5. pants off, the,
  6. pantun,
  7. panty,
  8. panty girdle,
  9. panty raid,
  10. pantyhose

Origin of pantsuit

First recorded in 1960–65; pant2 + suit

Also called slack suit.

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British Dictionary definitions for pantsuit

pantsuit

/ (ˈpæntˌsjuːt, -ˌsuːt) /

noun

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

pantsuit

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper