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  • noun Plural form of zoot-suiter.

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Examples

  • After the riots, Earl Warren, the governor of California, ordered a study of the social conditions that created the zoot-suiters.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • In response, thousands of marines, sailors, soldiers, and civilians imposed a reign of terror on Mexican American neighborhoods in LA, assaulting zoot-suiters, stripping off their clothes, and cutting their long hair.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Many of the zoot-suiters were involved in street gangs, all of them were deeply immersed in the swing dance craze, and they were well known as draft dodgers.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • The zoot-suiters were called unpatriotic slackers who were more interested in having a good time than in helping the war effort.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • While a majority of white Americans followed the route of Merle Haggard into a half-renegade, half-citizen contradiction, others—like white zoot-suiters, rock-and-rollers, and the Beats—hoped to break entirely from their heritage.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • And considering the demons and the zoot-suiters, I suppose it is, in a way.

    Masked

  • But all in all it was a lazy Monday afternoon and a perfect stroll, marred only by a scuffle we encountered outside the bars on Hauser, a fight having broken out between zoot-suiters and a group of servicemen on leave.

    Masked

  • And considering the demons and the zoot-suiters, I suppose it is, in a way.

    Masked

  • But all in all it was a lazy Monday afternoon and a perfect stroll, marred only by a scuffle we encountered outside the bars on Hauser, a fight having broken out between zoot-suiters and a group of servicemen on leave.

    Masked

  • Or has he, like the zoot-suiters, come to my city from elsewhere, perhaps arriving from Mexico with the wrestling exhibition?

    Masked

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