Meaning of tuxedo in English:


Pronunciation /tʌkˈsiːdəʊ/

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nounplural noun tuxedos, plural noun tuxedoes

  • 1mainly North American A man's dinner jacket.

    • ‘There were lots of blonde women in posh frocks and expensive-looking high heels and guys in dinner jackets or tuxedos or whatever you call them.’
    formal wear
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    1. 1.1A suit of formal evening clothes including a tuxedo.
      ‘Always eccentric, Dietrich put on trousers, tuxedos and men's suits long before other women dared.’
      • ‘Likewise, suits are worn by both men and women in most places of business, and tuxedos and evening gowns are worn at formal affairs’
      • ‘They had obviously been at a school formal or something like that, because they were wearing tuxedos and evening dresses.’
      • ‘On two ‘formal nights,’ some men wear tuxedos but most favor suits or sports coats with slacks.’
      • ‘He was wearing a black tuxedo with a tie, and gold cufflinks to match the dance floor.’
      • ‘He was wearing a black tuxedo with a tie.’
      • ‘He wore a black tuxedo, ready for another King's Club party.’
      • ‘The tuxedo jacket was gone, leaving just the damp cotton of his dress shirt.’
      • ‘She walked up to me and straightened the already straight collar of my tuxedo jacket.’
      • ‘Resplendent in a white tuxedo, Mark returned from the punch bowl bearing refreshments.’
      • ‘He was facing the mirror fixing a black tie on his white tuxedo.’
      • ‘Shrugging, he picked up one of the frilly tuxedo shirts and held it up to himself.’
      • ‘He numbly donned his tuxedo and then got the rest of himself ready.’
      • ‘I need to find a place to rent a tuxedo this week in London.’
      • ‘For this, I had to rent a tuxedo even though I already own two.’
      • ‘He had already bought their tickets and rented a tuxedo and a limo.’
      • ‘Jeff was dressed in a rented tuxedo, while Debbie was very pretty in a pale yellow dress.’
      • ‘Gerald wore typical male attire of a tuxedo with a bow tie.’
      • ‘On one pair, she added a velvet ribbon sewn down the legs to imitate tuxedo pants.’
      • ‘Again, I single these nice boys out for wearing nice, traditional, classy tuxedoes.’
      formal wear
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Late 19th century from Tuxedo Park, the site of a country club in New York, where it was first worn.