dress uniform


Definition of dress uniform

: a uniform for formal wear

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On Thursday, De Leon put on his Army dress uniform jacket, medals and ribbons affixed at the left breast. Hillary Davis, Daily Pilot, "WWII and Korean War vets help celebrate American Legion centennial at Newport post," 15 Aug. 2019 The crowd wrapped around the funeral home was a cross section of El Paso — a mostly Hispanic group, young and old, dressed in suits and dresses, blue jeans and work shirts, zoot suits, motorcycle club colors, and military dress uniforms. Robert Moore, Washington Post, "‘Here in El Paso, we’re just a family’: City turns out for widower of Walmart massacre victim," 17 Aug. 2019 Chief Gallagher sat stoically in the courtroom in a white dress uniform during the trial, with his wife, brother, mother and father, who was a West Point graduate, sitting behind him. Dave Philipps, New York Times, "Navy SEAL Chief Accused of War Crimes Is Found Not Guilty of Murder," 2 July 2019 The groom, Jeff Johnson, is a Marine veteran who donned his dress uniform while holding a gun in some photos. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Couple throws "MAGA" wedding, paying tribute to President Trump," 11 July 2019 Gallagher, who served eight tours of duty and earned two Bronze Stars for valor, was in the courtroom in his dress uniform with a chest full of medals. CBS News, "Navy SEAL killed young prisoner and called him "ISIS dirtbag," witnesses testify," 20 June 2019 White gloves and dress uniforms, bugles and bagpipes, an American flag suspended between firetrucks and a riderless horse — symbolizing a fallen warrior who never returned home — were all part of the ceremony honoring the life of the 35-year-old. Sara Jean Green, The Seattle Times, "‘He was the best of us’: Police and community honor fallen Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno," 31 July 2018 Hamilton, dressed in his military dress uniform, did not speak during Tuesday's proceedings and often hung his head as his actions were described to the jury. Matthew Barakat, Fox News, "Jury hears opening statements in police officer's death," 12 Sep. 2018 Hamilton, dressed in his military dress uniform, did not speak during Tuesday’s proceedings and often hung his head as his actions were described to the jury. Matthew Barakat, The Seattle Times, "Jury hears opening statements in police officer’s death," 11 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of dress uniform

1814, in the meaning defined above

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: a military uniform that is worn at formal events

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