(US) a formal dress suit.
|‘Jargon of the Und.’ in DN V 462: Shroud, A suit of clothes.|
|Amer. Tramp and Und. Sl. 169: Shroud. – A suit of clothes.|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 208: shroud A suit of clothes.|
(US) a formal dress suit and starched dress shirt.
|Maison De Shine 138: I’m there wit’ the old shroud and boiler [...] We oughta fix up. It’s a first night.|
|Eve. World (NY) 21 Mar. 10/6: ‘Now I’ve got this shroud and boiler on I’m going [to] learn the tango.|