zoot suit(redirected from zoot-suiter)
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A man's suit popular during the early 1940s, characterized by wide-legged, tight-cuffed trousers and a long coat with wide lapels and heavily padded, wide shoulders.
[Probably from an alteration of suit.]
zoot′-suit′er (-so͞o′tər) n.
(Clothing & Fashion) slang a man's suit consisting of baggy trousers with very tapered bottoms and a long jacket with wide padded shoulders, popular esp in the US in the 1940s
[C20: of uncertain origin; perhaps an arbitrary rhyme on suit]
a man's suit with baggy, tight-cuffed trousers and an oversized jacket with broad padded shoulders and wide lapels.
[1940–45, Amer.; rhyming compound based on suit]
A type of men’s suit with wide, tapering pants and a long, wide-shouldered coat that was fashionable in the 1940s.