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costume

noun

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1 clothing chosen as appropriate for a specific situation
  • a tuxedo is the only acceptable costume for men attending a formal event

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2 clothing put on to hide one's true identity or imitate someone or something else
  • Halloween costumes that caricature some of the "celebrities" created by the media over the past year

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costume

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of costume (Entry 2 of 3)

to outfit with clothes and especially fine or special clothes
  • the days when people, costumed in their Sunday best, would parade along the grand avenue on Easter

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costume

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of costume (Entry 3 of 3)

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The first known use of costume was in 1668

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“Costume.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/costume. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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