The outfit that a man wears to a black tie wedding when he gets married is an example of a tuxedo.
- Now Rare a man's semiformal jacket for evening wear, orig. black and with satin lapels; dinner jacket
- a suit of such a jacket and dark trousers, worn with a dark bow tie
Origin of tuxedoafter the name of a country club at Tuxedo Park, near Tuxedo Lake, N.Y.
nounpl. tux·e·dos, or tux·e·does
- A dress jacket, usually black with satin or grosgrain lapels, worn for formal or semiformal occasions. Also called dinner jacket .
- A complete outfit including this jacket, trousers usually with a silken stripe down the side, a bow tie, and often a cummerbund.
Origin of tuxedoShort for Tuxedo coat after a country club at Tuxedo Park, a village of southeast New York
(plural tuxedos or tuxedoes)
From Tuxedo Park, New York, USA, where the fashion is often said to have originated.