sailor suit

Definitions

  • Carlo dressed in his sailor suit
    Carlo dressed in his sailor suit
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sailor suit a boy's ensemble; copied from a sailor's uniform
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A little boy, wearing a sailor suit and carrying a toy boat A little boy, wearing a sailor suit and carrying a toy boat

Usage

In literature:

The man in the sailor suit picked up the plate of food from the berth and slung the whole business into the basin.
"Tom Slade on a Transport" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
For one thing, she was having to wear a sailor suit in which she hated herself.
"Emmy Lou" by George Madden Martin
Of course you'll wear your sailor suits, and not ginghams.
"Cricket at the Seashore" by Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
It was a bold plan, quite suited to the audacious nature of these reckless sailors.
"Young Glory and the Spanish Cruiser" by Walter Fenton Mott
Beside the water's edge a fair-haired boy in a white sailor suit was deeply absorbed in sailing a boat.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
One of the stable-boys was brushing off the grime from his sailor suit.
"Five Little Peppers at School" by Margaret Sidney
The man in the sailor-suit raised his hat and bowed low.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
They were dressed in dark-blue, and each sailor appeared in his Sunday suit.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
A thin, ferret-faced boy in a sailor suit started up exaggeratedly.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Then I ran aground on an Arklow boatman, James Doyle by name, a smart tweed-suited sailor, bright and gay.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
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In poetry:

And there'd be some with pigtails, and some with buckled shoes,
And smocks and caps like pirates that sailors once did use,
And high sea-boots and oilskins and tarry dungaree,
And shoddy suits men sold them when they came fresh from sea.
"Ghosts In Deptford" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

From sailor suits to sorcerer hats, Mickey Mouse has donned many unique looks over the years.
USS Cole sailor's father disappointed by dismissal of suit against Sudan.
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