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
tuxedoedplay \-(ˌ)dōd\ adjective
Recent Examples of tuxedo from the Web
Oates, fully bearded at the time, wears a sleeveless tuxedo vest.
On Monday, Green made headlines at the first ever NBA Awards by wearing a beautiful teal blue shawl collar tuxedo jacket adorned with a YSL pin and...um...shorts.
All the pieces were done gorgeously, and with emotion and empathy not generally found in string-bean teenage boys who are asked to wear a tuxedo.
And then black-and-white striped tuxedos, with lines in all directions, seemed to fast forward to the exuberance of the Jazz Age.
Mayor Jack Edwards and his wife, Jyl, are the proud owners of two magnificent-looking tuxedo great danes.
Use a little powder to keep your feet from sweating, and please don’t try this with a tuxedo — unless your name is Pharrell Williams.
The shop also does dry cleaning, laundry, alterations, tailoring, tuxedos rentals, and a variety of uniform alterations.
Traditions born of Curaçao also include the unique attire—top hats and tuxedos with long coattails—worn by Mikvé Israel-Emanuel’s board and honorees on Yom Kippur.
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Origin and Etymology of tuxedo
Tuxedo Park, New York
First Known Use: 1889See Words from the same year
TUXEDO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tuxedo for English Language Learners
: a formal suit for a man; especially : a formal black suit worn with a white shirt and a black bow tie
TUXEDO Defined for Kids
Definition of tuxedo for Students
: a formal suit for a man
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