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[pant-soot] /ˈpæntˌsut/
a woman's suit consisting of slacks and a matching jacket.
Also called slack suit.
Origin of pantsuit
1960-65; pant2 + suit Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for pantsuit
  • On the second occasion she wore an electric-purple pantsuit.
  • All she needed was a shorter haircut and a smart pantsuit.
  • Slacks are acceptable if part of a tailored pantsuit.
  • The type of uniform prescribed for wear by nursing personnel includes white dress, pantsuit or jumpsuit for females.
  • The fitted white pantsuit in which celebrities have strutted along red carpets recently is now marching down the wedding aisle.
  • One favorite is the pantsuit with a sharply tailored jacket.
British Dictionary definitions for pantsuit


/ˈpæntˌsjuːt; -ˌsuːt/
(US & Canadian) a woman's suit of a jacket or top and trousers Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) trouser suit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for pantsuit

1966, contraction of pants suit (1964), from pants + suit (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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