American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang A man's suit popular during the early 1940s, characterized by full-legged, tight-cuffed trousers and a long coat with wide lapels and heavily padded, wide shoulders.
- n. An outfit featuring a suit with broad shoulders, a long coat, and baggy trousers that taper to a tight fit at the ankles.
- n. a flashy suit of extreme cut
- Probably from an alteration of suit. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Sleepy Lagoon sparked the zoot suit riots, your police department running amok.”
“Mondo Lopez, Juan Duarte and Sammy Benavides, former Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee bigshots, recruited out of the Sinarquistas — a zoot suit gang given to sporting Nazi regalia — by CP bosses.”
“It was right before the zoot suit riots, and everyone was cuckoo about the mexes.”
“‘43 De Haven told me she wanted to reform because some Mexican boyfriend of hers got beat up in the zoot suit riots and she wanted to work more efficaciously for the People’s Revolt.”
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