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zoot suit

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Pronunciation: /zuːt
 
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Definition of zoot suit in English:

noun

A man’s suit of an exaggerated style, characterized by a long, loose jacket with padded shoulders and high-waisted tapering trousers, popular in the 1940s.
Example sentences
  • Alison Wojanski's menswear collection was one of the strongest and featured a floor-sweeping feather coat, tan tops and trousers and a zoot suit with a wonderful wood print fabric.
  • Later, he'd affect a hipster get-up consisting of a zoot suit and tilted beret, and play a horn with an uptilted bell while ballooning his cheeks past the usual limits of human flesh.
  • The War Production Board banned the zoot suit because of the extra material required in the long jackets and draped trousers.

Origin

1940s: rhyming formation on suit.

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