Tuxedo meaning

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The definition of a tuxedo is formal attire for men including a dinner jacket and matching pants.

The outfit that a man wears to a black tie wedding when he gets married is an example of a tuxedo.

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A man's dress jacket, usually black with satin or grosgrain lapels, worn for formal or semiformal occasions.
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A complete outfit including this jacket, trousers usually with a silken stripe down the side, a bow tie, and often a cummerbund.
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A man's semiformal jacket for evening wear, orig. black and with satin lapels; dinner jacket.
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A suit of such a jacket and dark trousers, worn with a dark bow tie.
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Designating or of a sofa, chair, etc. with a straight back and with sides the same height as the back.
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A typically black formal jacket worn by men.
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The entire suit complementing and including this jacket.
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Origin of tuxedo

  • Short for Tuxedo coat after a country club at Tuxedo Park, a village of southeast New York
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Tuxedo Park, New York, USA, where the fashion is often said to have originated.
    From Wiktionary