dinner jacket

noun

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

Examples of dinner jacket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The mask was accessorized with sunglasses, a dinner jacket, a Residents eyeball T-shirt, and Under Armour sweatpants. Sarah Larson, The New Yorker, "The Residents “Stumble Through” a Rock Opera," 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, "10 Best Dressed Men at the 2019 Emmy Awards," 22 Sep. 2019 The vibe of the place permits a LBD or dinner jacket, but doesn't frown on casual, either. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Hotels in the U.S.: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards," 7 Oct. 2019 The rapper, who is the president of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. music label, was ever the dashing groom in a Dior dinner jacket and black tuxedo pants designed by Kim Jones. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "Pusha T Marries His Longtime Love in a Dior Dinner Jacket and Tuxedo Pants by Kim Jones," 22 July 2018 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

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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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“Dinner jacket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dinner%20jacket. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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dinner jacket

noun

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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