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.
Diamond Street, for instance, was one of the original players in the zoot suit riots in 1942.
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(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
1942, American English slang, the first element probably a nonsense reduplication of suit (cf. reet pleat, drape shape from the same jargon).
To concentrate or focus on something or someone to the exclusion of other things:
- Zoot suiter
a person who wears a .
the anatomy, especially the comparative anatomy, of animals. the dissection of animals. Historical Examples For further study of the nervous system see Parker’s “zootomy,” pp. 122-130. Elementary Zoology, Second Edition Vernon L. Kellogg Even if done in her own name, and for her own objects, it would still be but an inhuman and intolerable form […]
any of various symbiotic yellow-green or yellow–brown algae in the cytoplasm of certain radiolarians and marine invertebrates.
any of various symbiotic yellow-green or yellow–brown algae in the cytoplasm of certain radiolarians and marine invertebrates. n. 1889, from German (Brandt, 1881), from comb. form of Greek zoion “animal” (see zoo) + xantho- (see xanthous) + Latin suffix -ella.