A pantsuit or pant suit, also known as a trouser suit, is a woman's suit of
clothingconsisting of trousersand a matching or coordinating coat or jacket. The pantsuit was introduced in the 1920s, when women took on a new role wearing pantsuits, hats, and even using canes.Fact|date=April 2007 André Courrègesintroduced long trousers for women as a fashion item in the late 1960s, and over the next 40 years pantsuits gradually became acceptable business wear for women. In 1966, designer Yves Saint-Laurent introduced his Le Smoking, an evening pantsuit for women that mimicked a man's tuxedo.Alexander, Hilary. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/main.jhtml;jsessionid=USWOIMNKXCBAXQFIQMFSFF4AVCBQ0IV0?xml=/fashion/2005/12/12/eftux12.xml "Smoke Without Fire."] The Telegraph (Dec. 12, 2005).]
Hillary Rodham Clintonis known for her trademark pantsuits and, at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, referred to her female supporters as the "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsuit," a reference to " The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" novels and films.
* [http://search2.famsf.org:8080/mygallery/view.shtml?record=312842 Courrèges' pantsuit] , from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
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pantsuit — [pant′so͞ot΄] n. a woman s outfit consisting of a matched pants and jacket, blouse, etc.: also pants suit … English World dictionary
pantsuit — UK [ˈpæntˌsuːt] / US [ˈpæntˌsut] noun [countable] Word forms pantsuit : singular pantsuit plural pantsuits American a trouser suit … English dictionary
pantsuit — noun Date: 1964 a woman s ensemble consisting usually of a long jacket and pants of the same material • pantsuited adjective … New Collegiate Dictionary
pantsuit — /pant sooht /, n. a woman s suit consisting of slacks and a matching jacket. Also, pants suit. Also called slack suit. [1960 65; PANT2 + SUIT] * * * … Universalium
pantsuit — noun A womens suit consisting of coordinated pants (trousers) and jacket Syn: trouser suit … Wiktionary
pantsuit — pant|suit [ˈpæntsu:t, sju:t US su:t] n AmE a woman s suit consisting of a jacket and matching trousers … Dictionary of contemporary English
pantsuit — pant|suit [ pænt,sut ] noun count AMERICAN a woman s suit that consists of pants and a jacket … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
pantsuit — n. matched jacket and pants (for women) … English contemporary dictionary
pantsuit — (also pants suit) noun N. Amer. a trouser suit … English new terms dictionary
pantsuit — noun (C) AmE a trouser suit BrE … Longman dictionary of contemporary English