Fauntleroy suit

Fauntleroy suit

noun
a formal outfit for a boy composed of a hip-length jacket and knee-length pants, often in black velvet, and a wide, lacy collar and cuffs, usually worn with a broad sash at the waist and sometimes a large, loose bow at the neck, popular in the late 19th century.
Also called Lord Fauntleroy suit, Little Lord Fauntleroy suit.


Origin:
after the title character of the novel Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886) by F. H. Burnett

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