sack suit

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noun

a man's suit that has a loose-fitting jacket.

Nearby words

  1. sack,
  2. sack coat,
  3. sack dress,
  4. sack out,
  5. sack race,
  6. sack time,
  7. sackable,
  8. sackbut,
  9. sackcloth,
  10. sackcloth and ashes

Origin of sack suit

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95

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Examples from the Web for sack suit

  • To this officer a sack-suit or business-suit is a lounge-suit.

    The American Language|Henry L. Mencken
  • Pratt came in quite briskly, a heavy-faced, white-bearded man, wearing a sack-suit and an old-fashioned turn-down collar.