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white–tie

adjective

Definition of WHITE-TIE

:  characterized by or requiring the wearing of formal evening clothes consisting of white tie and tailcoat for men and a formal gown for women <a white–tie dinner> — compare black-tie

First Known Use of WHITE-TIE

1930

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