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also pants suit  (pănt′so͞ot′)
A woman's suit having pants and a matching jacket.

pant′suit′ed adj.
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(ˈpæntˌsjuːt; -ˌsuːt)
(Clothing & Fashion) US and Canadian a woman's suit of a jacket or top and trousers. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): trouser suit
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also pants′ suit`,

a woman's suit consisting of trousers and a matching jacket.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pantsuit - a pair of pants and a matching jacket worn by womenpantsuit - a pair of pants and a matching jacket worn by women
slack suit - casual dress consisting of slacks and matching jacket
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[ˈpæntsuːt] N (US) → traje m de chaqueta y pantalón
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[ˈpæntsuːt] n (US)tailleur-pantalon m
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[ˈpæntˌsuːt] n (Am) → completo m pantalone inv
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