Outfit – Concept, uses and synonyms

We explain what a outfit, what are its uses in various fields and why is it unnecessary foreignness in our language.

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An outfit is an outfit that becomes fashionable for a season.

What is a Outfit?

The word outfit it is a foreigner in Spanish, that is, a loan from a foreign language, which in this case is English. In its original context, this word means “clothing”, “clothing” or “set” (textile), and is especially used in the world of fashion and styling, which is why it has been adopted as a “prestigious” term in Spanish.

In this specific field, the term outfit is used to name the Serial outfits that become fashionable for a season, attending different occasions, times and places. That is, there are suitable outfits for the beach, parties, work, etc., for both men and women.

Other uses of this term occur in the corporate and business world, in which outfit denotes an arrangement or a team, and can also be applied to packaging, packaging, the presentation of products, etc.

It should be noted that the use of an outfit, however practical it may seem, is still a loan that impoverishes our speech, since There are numerous words in Spanish that can help us to say the same thing. and even in more precise ways, typical of our system of thought, embodied in language. In this sense, institutions for the study or preservation of the language promote the use of words such as dress, model, clothing, suit, attire, packaging, presentation, appearance and many other synonyms, depending on the case and the context.

This because outfit it is an unnecessary foreigner, that is, it does not respond to a meaning for which our language lacks terms, as can happen in other cases in which a new word must necessarily be incorporated into the language, as occurs with tweeting or with other words from the most recent technologies.