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Definition of "tuxedo" []

  • A man's dress jacket, usually black with satin or grosgrain lapels, worn for formal or semiformal occasions. Also called dinner jacket. (noun)
  • A complete outfit including this jacket, trousers usually with a silken stripe down the side, a bow tie, and often a cummerbund. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tuxedo" in a sentence
  • "Of course, these days practically everyone uses the term tuxedo, both in the U.S. and across the pond."
  • "Curiously, few even know what the word "tuxedo" means anymore."
  • "And the miracles we hope and believe are just about to occur: Graham the pit bull; Rocky the beagle; a 3-month-old and cuter than should be legal American bulldog named Hazel; 7-year-old yellow lab sisters Stella and Fuoco; brother white bunnies with black ears and noses, Charlie and Oliver; a gorgeous green-eyed, long-haired red tabby named Janis; a calico kitty unimaginatively named Kitty but, hey, you can change the name; and a remarkable number of black-and-white or what we call tuxedo cats of all sizes and ages."