dinner jacket


Definition of dinner jacket

: a jacket for formal evening wear

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Other Words from dinner jacket

dinner-jacketed \ ˈdi-​nər-​ˈja-​kə-​təd How to pronounce dinner-jacketed (audio) \ adjective

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Dust off your dinner jackets and dig your finest satin gloves out of storage: Downton Abbey is back. Jennifer M. Wood, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Belmond British Pullman Is Taking ‘Downton Abbey’ Fans from London to Highclere Castle," 26 Aug. 2019 But his pearlescent, Cheshire Cat smile, matched by the white of his dinner jacket, was unmistakable. Ben Reiter, SI.com, "'What's a Scarlet Letter?' The Improbable Reinvention of A-Rod," 25 June 2019 Lively’s top layer, a burgundy velvet dinner jacket, recalled the Tom Ford for Gucci velvet suit worn by Gwyneth Paltrow at the MTV VMAs in 1996. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "No Top? No Problem. Blake Lively Pulls Off This Sexy Summer Styling Trick," 17 Aug. 2018 Meanwhile, Phoebe’s attendants were in four different dresses by the British brand Self-Portrait, and Peder wore a Tom Ford tuxedo with a white dinner jacket and pants. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "This Bride Found Her Dress on Instagram and an Epic Wedding in Venice Followed," 2 Oct. 2018 Teddy Perkins appeared Monday night at the Microsoft Theater in the same attire as worn on the comedy-drama on the show, sporting red velvet dinner jacket, heavy white makeup, prosthetics and a bob cut wig. Jonathan Landrum Jr., The Seattle Times, "Creepy character from ‘Atlanta’ appears in crowd at Emmys," 18 Sep. 2018 Green previously wore black evening shorts with an aqua dinner jacket by Saint Laurent to the NBA Awards in 2017. Tony Bravo, San Francisco Chronicle, "Fashion forwards: LeBron James, Draymond Green wear shorts suits," 3 June 2018 Regarding the origins of the eponymous dinner jacket, theories abound. Ash Carter, Town & Country, "The Fascinating History of the Town Where the Tuxedo Was Born," 1 Jan. 2012 Men sport tuxedos or dinner jackets, and while some women opt for evening dirndls in honor of Austrian tradition, most wear chiffon gowns in a rainbow of colors. Emily Selter, Town & Country, "What to Wear to Every Major Social Occasion of the Season," 2 Dec. 2016

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First Known Use of dinner jacket

1891, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dinner jacket was in 1891

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English Language Learners Definition of dinner jacket

: a jacket that is worn by men on formal occasions : the jacket of a tuxedo

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