dinner jacket


Definition of dinner jacket

: a jacket for formal evening wear

Other Words from dinner jacket

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

Examples of dinner jacket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite his tail and his horns and his chartreuse dinner jacket, Hades isn’t an especially malicious fiend. Justin Davidson, Vulture, 24 Nov. 2021 Just minutes into the show, host Gary Collins pulled an envelope from his burgundy dinner jacket: the names of the 10 finalists. Washington Post, 23 Aug. 2021 For the reception, EJ swapped his tux jacket for a burgundy velvet dinner jacket also by Tom Ford, ditched his neckwear, and unbuttoned his collar at the start of dinner. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 Apr. 2021 Naturally, the trousers of the evening suit match the fabric of the jacket (except when wearing a white dinner jacket). Lois Fenton, Arkansas Online, 4 Apr. 2021 The groom donned a custom Loro Piana ivory mohair dinner jacket with a satin shawl lapel collar tailored by Rudi Festari. New York Times, 26 Mar. 2021 Think of it like a sleek dinner jacket that will never go out of style. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 19 Mar. 2021 The mask was accessorized with sunglasses, a dinner jacket, a Residents eyeball T-shirt, and Under Armour sweatpants. Sarah Larson, The New Yorker, 3 Feb. 2020 Nikolaj Coster-Waldau donned Dolce & Gabbana’s silken gold dinner jacket and Milo Ventimiglia picked a platinum velvet Brunello Cucinelli tux jacket. Vincent Boucher, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Sep. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'dinner jacket.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of dinner jacket

1891, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About dinner jacket

Time Traveler for dinner jacket

Time Traveler

The first known use of dinner jacket was in 1891

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near dinner jacket

dinner fork

dinner jacket

dinner knife

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for dinner jacket

Last Updated

29 Nov 2021

Cite this Entry

“Dinner jacket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dinner%20jacket. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for dinner jacket

dinner jacket


English Language Learners Definition of dinner jacket

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


Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!