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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And not just any scrunchie but a custom pink-velvet Fendi affair to match his pink-velvet tuxedo. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Do Real Men Wear Scrunchies?," 8 Apr. 2019 Proving themselves to be strong contenders for the most adorable of all the Hollywood marriages, the acting couple decided to wear co-ordinated, his and hers tuxedos for the evening. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Wore Matching Tuxedos on the Red Carpet," 18 Feb. 2019 Paul rocked a 1940’s look for the evening, wearing a white tuxedo and matching hat. Jodi Guglielmi, PEOPLE.com, "Fight Breaks Out at Tana Mongeau and Jake Paul’s Wedding in Vegas," 29 July 2019 Photos also show that Jonas stood out from his groomsmen by opting for a black shirt with his tuxedo instead of white. Marci Robin, Allure, "Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas Got Married at Formal Wedding Ceremony in France," 30 June 2019 For the special occasion, Kingston wore a black tuxedo with pops of color in his tie and dress shirt. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lady Gabriella Windsor Is Glowing in the Official Photographs from Her Royal Wedding," 21 May 2019 Jonas wore a black-on-black tuxedo and Turner sported a long veil and a white gown with a flowing train. Mitchell Peters, Billboard, "Diplo, Maisie Williams Share Photos from Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner's Second Wedding in France," 30 June 2019 For the big day, the bride wore a wedding gown by Zac Posen and the groom wore a tuxedo by Stefano Ricci. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, "David Foster First Met Katharine McPhee in 2006 & Predicted She Would Have a 'Great, Great Future'," 29 June 2019 Remember that tuxedo-gown Billy Porter wore while hosting February's pre-Oscars show? Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "Billy Porter Reveals How John Travolta Inspired His Oscars Tuxedo Gown," 14 June 2019

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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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