dinner jacket


Definition of dinner jacket

: a jacket for formal evening wear

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Other Words from dinner jacket

dinner-jacketed \ -​ˈja-​kə-​təd \ adjective

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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 Scott has been responsible for the dinner jackets and tux shirts Jagger wears in concert. Phoebe Eaton, Harper's BAZAAR, "L'Wren Scott Rocks," 23 Mar. 2011 Then a white dinner jacket slowly flutters down from the sky. Joyce Wadler, New York Times, "When Rick Met Sally," 1 Feb. 2018 There’s a deep selection, from a killer blue velvet Hugo Boss dinner jacket ($695) to Prada’s slim wool-and-mohair tux ($3,830). Vincent Boucher, The Hollywood Reporter, "Oscars: Where to Nab a Last-Minute Tux in L.A.," 2 Mar. 2018 For men, make sure to pack a dinner jacket, as some restaurants require them. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Essential Things to Know Before You Visit Las Vegas," 23 Feb. 2018

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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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