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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BIRTHDAY SUIT

He really looked as if Apollo had sent him a birthday suit, or a wedding-garment, and was witty and lively.

I had a fellow feeling for that Mazeppa party who was tied in his birthday suit to the back of a wild horse.

Birthday Suit, the suit in which Adam and Eve first saw each other, and were not ashamed.

WORD ORIGIN

first attested 1730s, but probably much older. The notion is the suit of clothes one was born in, i.e., no clothes at all. Cf. Middle English mother naked "naked as the day one was born;" Middle Dutch moeder naect, German mutternackt.

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