tux·​e·​do | \ ˌtək-ˈsē-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce tuxedo (audio) \
plural tuxedos or tuxedoes

Definition of tuxedo

1 : a semiformal evening suit for men
2 : a men's single-breasted or double-breasted usually black or blackish-blue jacket

Other Words from tuxedo

tuxedoed \ ˌtək-​ˈsē-​(ˌ)dōd How to pronounce tuxedo (audio) \ adjective

Examples of tuxedo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet while men are asked to adhere to the relatively painless tuxedo and dress shoes, women are still expected to wear a dress and—more controversially—heels. Liam Hess, Vogue, 19 May 2022 Team owner Jesse Cole serves as ringmaster, darting around in a yellow tuxedo and top hat, leading sing-alongs — Woah, livin’ on a prayer — and judging toddler races between innings. Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2022 In a sea of black and navy tuxes, Liu dared to stand to out in a sharp red Versace tuxedo and patent leather shoes. Ana Escalante, Glamour, 27 Mar. 2022 The nonprofit Project Prom Dress San Antonio is sponsoring a dress and tuxedo donation drive to provide formal attire for seniors in the Southside Independent School District. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, 28 Feb. 2022 Chimbala donned a simple monochrome outfit and shades, while El Alfa rocked a Canadian tuxedo and pristine braids. Neena Rouhani, Billboard, 24 Feb. 2022 For the ceremony, Barker donned a traditional double-breasted tuxedo with satin detailing, creepers-style shoes, and a gold cross brooch with black crystals. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 2 June 2022 Roberts, meanwhile, donned a black tuxedo and red kilt. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 30 Mar. 2022 Standing beside Tim, who donned a classic black-and-white tuxedo, Faith wowed the crowd in a sleeveless boatneck printed metallic silver gown by Dior Haute Couture that featured a loose bodice, cinched waist, and column skirt. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, 3 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tuxedo

1889, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for tuxedo

Tuxedo Park, New York

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20 Jun 2022

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“Tuxedo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuxedo. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for tuxedo


tux·​e·​do | \ ˌtək-ˈsē-dō How to pronounce tuxedo (audio) \
plural tuxedos or tuxedoes

Kids Definition of tuxedo

: a formal suit for a man

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