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Definition of tux

: tuxedo

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked every bit like movie stars for the event, with Will wearing a dapper tux and Kate in a white, one-shoulder gown by Alexander McQueen. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Wore Princess Diana's Pearl and Diamond Earrings to the BAFTAs," 11 Feb. 2019 The mint ensemble was covered in hundreds of handmade organza flowers in pale shades of blush pink with crystal beading which contrasted nicely with Jonas simple black tux. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas End Winter Wedding Season With a Bang," 21 Dec. 2018 Meanwhile, Rick looked equally sharp in a white tux. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Good Morning America' Star Lara Spencer's Wedding to Rick McVey Was Magical," 4 Sep. 2018 At the 2017 Golden Globes, for instance, Mr. Glover wore a brown velvet suit by Gucci rather than a velvet tux that would have shiny contrast lapels. Ray A. Smith, WSJ, "Who Is He Wearing? Male Stars Take Red-Carpet Fashion Risks," 2 Jan. 2019 For the formal event, Prince William chose a black tux. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Comparing Kate Middleton's Jenny Packham Dresses at the Conservation Awards in 2013 and 2018," 8 Nov. 2018 The glitzy Beard awards show used to be a love song to fine dining, a night when big-time chefs swapped their white jackets for tuxes and applauded one another. Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "One of the South's simplest food got one of the biggest food awards | Charlotte Observer," 9 May 2018 An early adopter among high-fashion designers, the late Yves Saint Laurent, who frequently blurred gender lines (see: his Le Smoking tux), sent a particularly boxy iteration for women down his runway in 1962. Katharine K. Zarrella, WSJ, "A Complete Guide to Buying the Essential Women’s Pea Coat," 11 Jan. 2019 Cyrus, clad in a white gown, and Hemsworth dressed in a tux, were seen amongst cupcakes and Mr. and Mrs. balloons. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Miley Cyrus Seems to Confirm She and Liam Hemsworth Are Married," 26 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of tux

1922, in the meaning defined above

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