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zoot suit

 (zo͞ot)
n. Slang
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.

zoot suit

(zuːt)
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]
ˈzoot-ˌsuiter n

zoot′ suit`

(zut)
n.
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]

zoot suit

A type of men’s suit with wide, tapering pants and a long, wide-shouldered coat that was fashionable in the 1940s.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zoot suit - a flashy suit of extreme cutzoot suit - a flashy suit of extreme cut  
suit, suit of clothes - a set of garments (usually including a jacket and trousers or skirt) for outerwear all of the same fabric and color; "they buried him in his best suit"
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