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lounge suit

noun, Chiefly British
a man's suit appropriate for informal occasions.
Origin of lounge suit
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • To this officer a sack-suit or business-suit is a lounge-suit.

    The American Language Henry L. Mencken
  • The lounge-suit that he was wearing might serve, but his luggage was totally impossible.

    The Regent E. Arnold Bennett
  • "I presume you'll dine up here, sir," said Joseph, glancing at the lounge-suit.

    The Regent E. Arnold Bennett
  • Yet I stood aghast, for with the lounge-suit of tweeds I had selected the day before he had worn his top-hat!

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • On one occasion, too, he appeared in the trousers of a lounge-suit of tweeds instead of his dress trousers, and with tan boots.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for lounge-suit

lounge suit

the customary suit of matching jacket and trousers worn by men for the normal business day
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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