Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Made in or consisting of three parts or pieces, as a suit consisting of a jacket, trousers, and a vest.

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  • adjective (of clothing) made in or consisting of three parts or pieces

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Examples

  • But for the full monty, the OED favors the explanation that it once referred to “the purchase of a complete three-piece suit” made by the tailor Montague Maurice Burton 1885–1952.

    The English Is Coming!

  • But for the full monty, the OED favors the explanation that it once referred to “the purchase of a complete three-piece suit” made by the tailor Montague Maurice Burton 1885–1952.

    The English Is Coming!

  • I would wear jeans and a cardigan one day, a three-piece and wing tips the next and bermuda shorts and huaraches later in the week.

    Matthew Anderson: Repairing The Black-Jewish Rift

  • Considering the current xenophobic fires being set throughout the nation, and the fact the economic climate can easily fan those flames, it is time for the Latino Sharpton to press his/her three-piece suit, perfect his/her look of disgust, and rise from the crowd in order to be reckoned with.

    El Guapo: WANTED: Latino Al Sharpton

  • Paul, at 72 years old with thinning silver hair, stands like a relic from a bygone era in a three-piece, tailored suit and tells us that he fixes typewriters for a living.

    Nick Barnicle: A New York Story: Gramercy Typewriter Co.

  • I would wear jeans and a cardigan one day, a three-piece and wing tips the next and bermuda shorts and huaraches later in the week.

    Matthew Anderson: Repairing The Black-Jewish Rift

  • I had a Student Council meeting that day and was wearing my best three-piece suit.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • A conservative Republican with the patrician air of a Boston brahmin - the favored three-piece suits and a watch fob hanging from his breast pocket - he offered the benediction at Ronald Reagan's second inauguration and the sermon at George H.W. Bush's.

    The Rev. Peter J. Gomes, Harvard minister, dies at 68

  • I had a Student Council meeting that day and was wearing my best three-piece suit.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • I would wear jeans and a cardigan one day, a three-piece and wing tips the next and bermuda shorts and huaraches later in the week.

    Matthew Anderson: Repairing The Black-Jewish Rift

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