sack suit

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

Origin of sack suit

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95

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

How to use sack suit in a sentence

  • Instead of choosing the most modest and humble of suits—a sack suit, perhaps—they opt for something more regal.

    Herman Cain's Power Suit | Robin Givhan | November 4, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Men are tapped on the shoulder by a civil gentleman in a sack suit, and walk away with him, never to be seen again.

    The Amazing Interlude | Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Pratt came in quite briskly, a heavy-faced, white-bearded man, wearing a sack-suit and an old-fashioned turn-down collar.

    The Tyranny of the Dark | Hamlin Garland
  • He decided at the last moment to wear his usual town-going suit, a sack suit of black, made by a Bonneville tailor.

    The Octopus | Frank Norris
  • He dresses quietly in a plain sack suit of dark material, and wears a Derby hat.

    The Complete Bachelor | Walter Germain
  • One of these mommer's pets in a nobby sack suit—all dolled up in a clean collar an' a bow-tie an' grey kid gloves.

    The Definite Object | Jeffery Farnol