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

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

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To stand out from the crowd, Joe wore a black shirt with his black suit, while his groomsmen all wore traditional white shirts with their tuxedos: Unsurprisingly, Joe's wedding looked perfect. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Joe Jonas Had a Regal AF Balcony Moment at His Wedding to Sophie Turner," 30 June 2019 While some of it feels jokey, another part of me suspects that the romantic notion of the gentleman thief, the huckster in a tuxedo, has found a stronghold in this place. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "The Vault, San Francisco’s new Financial District blockbuster, comes up empty," 13 June 2019 Rancourt hung up his tuxedo last season at the age of 78. Washington Post, "Bruins anthem singer may be Boston Garden’s busiest worker," 6 June 2019 The Canadian tuxedo gets a more refined look this season—just swap your blue denim jacket for a white or black version. Vogue, "Spring Has Sprung! Shop the Best Jackets for the First Day of the Season," 20 Mar. 2019 But Romney’s sad tuxedo was merely a footnote, and that inspires hope. Cam Wolf, GQ, "At the Met Gala, Menswear Finally Gave Us Something to Talk About," 9 May 2018 Mens' tuxedos often come in black anyway, and yet still, many outlets seemed to hand out brownie points to men for showing up wearing the dark hue. Rosemary Donahue, Allure, "People Who Are Shaming Bianca Blanco For Her Red Golden Globes Dress Are Missing The Point," 8 Jan. 2018 Demonstrating that the collection didn’t take itself too seriously, at one point a model in a gray tuxedo and sneakers strutted out with a real parrot sitting on her shoulder. Thomas Adamson, The Seattle Times, "Dior and Gucci theatrically kick off Paris Fashion Week," 24 Sep. 2018 The first 450 customers to rock a Canadian tuxedo — denim jacket, denim jeans — to a Luke’s Lobster location on Friday, June 15, will get a free lobster roll. Michael Klein, Philly.com, "Philly dining with a view | Let's Eat," 13 June 2018

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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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The first known use of tuxedo was in 1889

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English Language Learners Definition of tuxedo

chiefly US : a formal suit for a man especially : a formal black suit worn with a white shirt and a black bow tie


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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