subfusc[sub′fusk′, sub fusk′]
Chiefly Brit. having a dull or dark, often drab, color
Origin of subfuscClassical Latin subfuscus, brownish, dusky ; from sub-, below (see sub-) + fuscus, fuscous
Chiefly Brit. subfusc clothing, esp. as academic dress at Oxford or Cambridge university
Of a dark, dull, or somber color.
Dark, dull clothing.
Origin of subfuscLatin subfuscus, brownish : sub-, sub- + fuscus, dark.
(comparative more subfusc, superlative most subfusc)
- Having subdued colors.
- Dark clothing.
- Clothing acceptable, by regulation at certain universities, for an examination or official event.
From the Latin subfuscus, moderately dark.