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tuxedo

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noun tux·e·do \ˌtək-ˈsē-(ˌ)dō\

Simple Definition of tuxedo

  • : a formal suit for a man; especially : a formal black suit worn with a white shirt and a black bow tie

Full Definition of tuxedo

plural tux·e·dos or tux·e·does

  1. 1 :  a men's single-breasted or double-breasted usually black or blackish-blue jacket

  2. 2 :  a semiformal evening suit for men

tux·e·doed play \-(ˌ)dōd\ adjective

Origin of tuxedo

Tuxedo Park, New York


First Known Use: 1889

Rhymes with tuxedo


TUXEDO Defined for Kids

tuxedo

play
noun tux·e·do \ˌtək-ˈsē-dō\

Definition of tuxedo

plural tux·e·dos or tux·e·does

  1. :  a formal suit for a man




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