zoot suitzoot suit
a man's suit of a former, exaggerated style, with high-waisted, baggy trousers narrowing at the cuffs and a long, draped coat
Origin of zoot suitreduplicated, reduplication
A man's suit popular during the early 1940s, characterized by full-legged, tight-cuffed trousers and a long coat with wide lapels and heavily padded, wide shoulders.
Origin of zoot suitProbably from an alteration of suit.
(plural zoot suits)
Zoot may be a CalÃ³ slang pronunciation of suit, thus making the term a tautology and reduplication.