Definitions

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  • noun Someone wearing a zoot suit
  • noun Someone involved in the Zoot Suit Riots

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Examples

  • During World War II, the Bad Nigger gained the attention of whites as the zoot-suiter, who infected much of American youth with a renegade spirit.

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  • One zoot-suiter wrote a letter to the police and the draft board that included the following poem:

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  • The "sharpie" tries to lure Donald into a saloon; but just in time he sees that the zoot-suiter has a shock of Hitler hair and a little square mustache.

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  • He drops each bead one by one onto the end of the cord, then swings the entire cord around in his hand like a zoot-suiter twirling a pocket watch.

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  • It’s the current climate on radio and television which makes Elvis Presley and his animal posturings possible . . . it’s a set of untalented twitchers and twisters whose appeal is largely to the zoot-suiter and the juvenile delinquent.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Her own designs were inspired by her Mexican grandmother’s zoot-suiter clothes: tight around the bust ruffled blouses, drape skirts with vertical black and white stripes, and bow-box ribbons for her long, curly hair that ran down her back like melting licorice.

    The Madonnas of Echo Park

  • Her own designs were inspired by her Mexican grandmother’s zoot-suiter clothes: tight around the bust ruffled blouses, drape skirts with vertical black and white stripes, and bow-box ribbons for her long, curly hair that ran down her back like melting licorice.

    The Madonnas of Echo Park

  • Though there are increasing numbers of newcomers immigrating from Mexico to Recondito every day—bringing the zoot-suiter gangs and their violence with them—the Irish didn’t make their way to the Hidden City until the turn of the current century, after generations of their Hispanic neighbors had been born, christened in the Church of the Holy Saint Anthony, and buried in old age in the adjacent cemetery.

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  • Her own designs were inspired by her Mexican grandmother’s zoot-suiter clothes: tight around the bust ruffled blouses, drape skirts with vertical black and white stripes, and bow-box ribbons for her long, curly hair that ran down her back like melting licorice.

    The Madonnas of Echo Park

  • Her own designs were inspired by her Mexican grandmother’s zoot-suiter clothes: tight around the bust ruffled blouses, drape skirts with vertical black and white stripes, and bow-box ribbons for her long, curly hair that ran down her back like melting licorice.

    The Madonnas of Echo Park

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