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A suit of blue and white material resembling the dress uniform of an ordinary seaman, especially as fashionable dress for young boys during the 19th century.
- ‘Shayla said liking him already and thinking he looked cuddly in his blue and white sailor suit and cap, he looked to be about 10 by his height.’
- ‘The children are there, too, poignant in their Norfolk jackets, sailor suits, and dropped-waist dresses.’
- ‘A girl with long red hair, wearing traditional sailor suit school uniform is having to do a math problem in front of class’
- ‘Gone were the immaculate mothers with their kids in little sailor suits, shoes and hats, all brand new and matching.’
- ‘After the breakdown of the Habsburg Empire, the imperial boys' choir was re-established as the Vienna Boys' Choir, whereby the imperial uniforms were replaced by their now-a-days famous sailor suits.’
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