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- noun US, slang A
- noun UK, slang A
- noun UK, slang
- noun Trinidad and Tobago, slang A
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The newly arrived trainees, outfitted in ill-fitting khaki jumpsuits they called zoot suits, seemed unusual indeed to the people of Sweetwater.
The violence involved over 1,000 youths and lasted two days before it subsided; similar attacks on the so-called zoot-suiters occurred in San Diego, Long Beach, Chicago, Detroit, and Philadelphia.
All three men were mutilated in the same manner — cuts from an implement known as a zoot stick, bites with the dentures the killer was wearing all over their abdominal areas.
And my grandfather was an artist, and he came up in New York in the '40s and' 50s, and he spoke in that kind of zoot-suit, hipster lingo of that time, you know, the Beats, and I think I had a lot of influence from him.
And he spoke in that kind of zoot-suit hipster lingo of that time.
Virtually announcing their indifference toward citizenship, tens of thousands of black and Mexican American youths adopted the zoot suit style, which many whites considered to be outrageous and lacking proper respectability.
The riots in LA and Harlem, the zoot suit culture, and rebellious youth in general were widely seen as threats to national security.
Stiliagi, or “style hunters,” appeared on the streets of all the major cities in the Soviet bloc, wearing zoot suits and ducktails if they were male or tight dresses—“stretched tightly over their figures to the point of indecency,” according to one state-run Soviet newspaper—and bouffant hairdos if they were female.
With my wild zoot suit I wore the yellow knob-toe shoes, and I frizzled my hair up into a reddish bush of conk.
We're told this maneuver hasn't been employed since 1941 so the Republican leadership is really reaching on this one if McConnell is pulling a retro '40s move like this, at least he could have done it while wearing a zoot suit, no?