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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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 In fact, for 2011’s The Muppets, Brooks Brothers gifted him his first new tuxedo since 1979. Shannon Carlin, Vulture, "How The Muppet Show Turned Kermit, Piggy & Co. Into Style Icons," 4 Mar. 2021 King penguins usually have both black and white feathers with a slight tinge of yellow along their neck, giving them their signature tuxedo look. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, "Rare Yellow Penguin Photographed for the First Time," 23 Feb. 2021 Marvin also went for a classic look, wearing a custom Zegna tuxedo and fitted shirt, cummerbund, and bow tie. Shira Savada, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Couple Planned Their Wedding in Just 5 Months—After Two Years of Long-Distance Dating," 9 Feb. 2021 The groom donned a classic black tuxedo and a dark green bow tie. Jenny Block, New York Times, "First a Trial Run, Then the Real Thing," 24 Dec. 2020 Besides, who doesn’t want to see the adorable and accomplished Alan Kim celebrating (and maybe chugging down Mountain Dew?) in a tuxedo. Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times, "The Oscar best picture race is wide open. Here, the 8 nominees make their case," 22 Mar. 2021 The baseball man in the yellow tuxedo sounds open to pretty much anything. Jason Gay, WSJ, "The Crazy Baseball Team That Lets Fans Catch Foul Balls for Outs," 18 Mar. 2021 The groom wore a dark tuxedo, while the bride had on a white polka dot dress. Vincent M. Mallozzi New York Times, Star Tribune, "1 bride, 1 groom, 2 weddings," 23 Feb. 2021 Instead of sporting a traditional gown, the Mank actor, who is nominated for best supporting actress, gave the classic tuxedo a dazzling evening feel. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Amanda Seyfried Reinvents the Tuxedo at the Critics Choice Awards," 8 Mar. 2021

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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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9 Apr 2021

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“Tuxedo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuxedo. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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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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