Zoot suit



a man’s suit with baggy, tight-cuffed, sometimes high-waisted trousers and an oversized jacket with exaggeratedly broad, padded shoulders and wide lapels, often worn with suspenders and a long watch chain and first popularized in the early 1940s.
Contemporary Examples

Diamond Street, for instance, was one of the original players in the zoot suit riots in 1942.
The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs Seth Ferranti December 10, 2014

noun
(slang) a man’s suit consisting of baggy trousers with very tapered bottoms and a long jacket with wide padded shoulders, popular esp in the US in the 1940s
n.

1942, American English slang, the first element probably a nonsense reduplication of suit (cf. reet pleat, drape shape from the same jargon).

verb phrase

To concentrate or focus on something or someone to the exclusion of other things:

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