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  • n. Alternative spelling of shell suit.


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  • For some, pyjamas appear to have taken over from the shellsuit as a key marker of the underclass.

    The camera does sometimes lie. Ask a female politician | Barbara Ellen

  • But what of the diamante-studded shellsuit top embossed with a map of Africa Gyan gave to Bruce as a present over the summer?

    Tiki-taka: Ken Bates needs a thesaurus for his programme notes

  • Long considered the "posh" part of Merseyside, Wirral is distancing itself even further from the crude scouse stereotype of a shellsuit-wearing, jobcentre-bothering bit of scruff by ordering its taxi drivers to dress to impress.

    Council orders cabbies to smarten up

  • Explains the BNP's appeal to the tattooed knuckle and shellsuit brigade.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • He had the regulation shellsuit and trainers, a Tshirt, sweat-top and a hooded jacket - if I hadn't known he was a police officer I would have considered him a junkie.

    Both Sides of the Fence -A Life Under Cover

  • "Witness probably saw two men with neddish haircuts and shellsuit jackets," he said quietly with another small sigh.

    Country of the Blind

  • He climbed out of the window with his bag over one shoulder, and got halfway down the drainpipe before the next wave shook the world just enough for him to lose the grip of his four-fingered right hand and fall painfully to the ground below, putting both knees through the black material of his shellsuit and grazing them on the stone.

    Quite Ugly One Morning

  • He took his purple shellsuit out from the satchel, pulled it on over his bloodstained clothes, shoved the ropes, knife and syringe into it, and headed out of the front door, which he left unlatched.

    Quite Ugly One Morning

  • He was dressed in a matt black shellsuit and black Adidas trainers with the white stripes blacked out, and at first glance appeared to have a sovereign ring or something equally chunky on every finger.

    Quite Ugly One Morning

  • Here it's tempered with humour, as on the foundation-rumbling rock of Don't Sit Down Cause I've Moved Your Chair "Wear your shellsuit on bonfire night" and the furious two minutes of Library Pictures, which revives the playground choosing chant "Ip dip dogshit".

    Evening Standard - Home


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  • Try image search. Also written as shell suit.

    "What is Matthew Hoggard?

    Is he a pog? Is he Friends Reunited? Is he a shellsuit?"

    - King Cricket, What is Matthew Hoggard?,, 13 Oct 2009.

    October 14, 2009