Zoot Suit Glossary

Zoot Suit Glossary

Plunge

To quickly push or shove something

Meticulously

With great attention to detail

Luxurious

Expensive, stylish and elegant

Pachuco

A Mexican-America and Latino subculture characterised by wearing a zoot suit - an exaggerated, ornate style of jacket. Pachuco is also associated with street gangs and flamboyant activities.

Slovenly

Dirty and untidy

Defiantly

Going against a person's orders

Facsimile

An exact copy of a manuscript or letter

Sombre

Dull and boring

Ingrained

Deeply-routed into a persons thought process

Quizzical

Confused and curious

Existential

Philosophy regarding the nature and purpose of existence

Reverential

Showing deep respect and honour for a person or event

Pompadour

A fancy, elaborate hairstyle

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