from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having only three suits of clothes, or wearing three suits of clothes (referring to a custom, once prevalent among the peasantry of Germany, of putting on their whole wardrobe on festival occasions, one suit over another).
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Of a _three-suited knave_ I know not the meaning, unless it be that he has different dresses for different occupations.
Yes, he’s a weaselly, three-suited, arse-lick who betrayed the interests of the United States to please his evil masters and advance his career.
... (3) a strong three-suited hand with short ♥, he bid the suit below his singleton, whereupon ... (4) his partner made an artificial enquiry, and when North showed ...