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black–tie

adjective

Definition of black–tie

  1. :  characterized by or requiring the wearing of semiformal evening clothes consisting of a usually black tie and tuxedo for men and a formal dress for women <a black–tie dinner> — compare white-tie



1933

First Known Use of black–tie

1933


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