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tuxedo

[ tuhk-see-doh ]SEE DEFINITION OF tuxedo
  • as insuit
  • as indinner jacket
  • as inwedding apparel
  • as inblack tie
  • as incoat

Synonyms for tuxedo

  • costume
  • dress
  • ensemble
  • uniform
  • wardrobe
  • clothing
  • getup
  • habit
  • livery
  • outfit
  • threads
  • gray flannel
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Antonyms for tuxedo

  • demand
  • order
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TUXEDO

The Pote finished his dishwashing and joined us, pulling on an old Tuxedo jacket.

You surely do not intend to wear your tuxedo and a black tie.

Tom tied a black bow around his collar and put on his tuxedo.

Ross had donned a Tuxedo and pinned a tiny, pink rose in his buttonhole.

Suppose you have had one of your old coats transformed into a Tuxedo.

Remember that a Tuxedo dinner coat has not to be of a certain material.

He was dressed in blue flannel vest and trousers and a Tuxedo coat.

He wore the finest Tuxedo coat that could be hired on the East Side.

That's the man up above—with the white hands and the tuxedo coat.

Sack or Tuxedo Coat—2 yards, 32 inch or 1½ yards, 54 inches wide.

WORD ORIGIN

man's evening dress for semiformal occasions, 1889, named for Tuxedo Park, N.Y., site of a country club where it first was worn in 1886. The name is an attractive subject for elaborate speculation, e.g.:

But in another version of the story, p'tuksit was the Algonquian word for "wolf," the animal, perhaps from the shape of its paws. The authoritative Bright, however, says the tribe's name probably is originally a place name, perhaps Munsee Delaware (Algonquian) p'tuck-sepo "crooked river." Short form tux is attested from 1922.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TUXEDO

black tie

nounsemiformal evening dress
  • dinner jacket
  • tux
  • tuxedo

coat

nounpersonal outerwear

dinner jacket

nounmen's formal jacket worn for eveningwear

suit

nounmatching top and bottom clothing
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