dinner jacket


: a jacket for formal evening wear
dinner-jacketed adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The lobby was crowded with Tory grandees, some in dinner jackets and others in pajamas, many coated in dust. Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker, 3 Apr. 2023 Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s TAG Heuer Aquaracer The Rock cooked up an iconoclastic pairing, wearing TAG Heuer’s tough Aquaracer dive watch with a pink shawl collar dinner jacket. Justin Fenner, Robb Report, 13 Mar. 2023 The 50-year-old's look included a formal one-button peak cream dinner jacket with a black double-pleated trouser and narrow piqué bib shirt. Tommy Mcardle, Peoplemag, 1 Sep. 2022 Also Mindy Kaling, in corseted Vera Wang, the boning exposed; Rooney Mara, wrapped in Alexander McQueen mist; Emily Blunt in a strapless Valentino column; and Paul Mescal in a Gucci white dinner jacket with extra-wide lapels. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, 13 Mar. 2023 In addition to his regulation Englishman’s brolly, Craig’s uniform for the event was a sumptuous formal velvet double breasted dinner jacket in a plummy shade of scarlet over a pair of trim black trousers. Guy Martin, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021 Bob Dylan was pictured smoking in his sunglasses, slumped against a radiator, looking so disheveled that no one would have a hope of getting him into a dinner jacket. Olivia Williams, Town & Country, 1 June 2021 Wearing a sparkling black gown with pink ruffled cuffs, Celeste began the song a cappella at center stage from the Academy Museum in Los Angeles, before Pemberton, in a blue dinner jacket and bowtie joined in on piano. Andrew Unterberger, Billboard, 25 Apr. 2021 Cocktail: velvet dinner jacket, tuxedo trousers and a turtleneck 8. Caroline Hatchett, Robb Report, 8 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dinner jacket was in 1891

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“Dinner jacket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dinner%20jacket. Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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