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Athletic clothing; warmup suits: several court reporting firms, a T-shirt and sweats distributor (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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  • By the time that Dave had made a tour of two thirds of the room he knew that Sheriff sweeney was not among those present.

    The Sheriff's Son William MacLeod Raine
  • The others, they said, would run for sweeney—and third money.

    Old Man Curry Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • All this our jarvey informed us, with a knowing look, belonged to Mr. sweeney.

  • You are in want of clothes, and you could go to sweeney's and get measured for a suit.

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • When he returned he was humming "The dew lay on the blossom," and following him was sweeney—the same old sweeney!

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