fancy dress

noun
Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

Definition of fancy dress

: a costume (as for a masquerade) chosen to suit the wearer's fancy

Examples of fancy dress in a Sentence

  1. Everyone wore fancy dress for the ball.

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First Known Use of fancy dress

1770

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FANCY DRESS Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of fancy dress for English Language Learners

  • : special clothes that you wear to a party where people are dressed to look like famous people, characters, etc.


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