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dinner clothes

plural noun
formal or semiformal clothing worn for formal dinners or similar social occasions. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • On the floor at the foot of the bed lay the body of a young man in dinner clothes.

    "Persons Unknown" Virginia Tracy
  • It was a young man in dinner clothes and a tall blonde girl.

    The World Beyond Raymond King Cummings
  • Then she got George's "dinner clothes" out for him—he maintained this habit—and she changed her own dress.

    The Magnificent Ambersons Booth Tarkington
  • I shall come in a hired carriage, and quietly dressed—not in dinner clothes, I mean—and you must do the same.

  • I gave Stogie a note for Mrs. Klopton, and with my dinner clothes there came back the gold bag, wrapped in tissue paper.

    The Man in Lower Ten Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • His man had put out his dinner clothes and retired, and Howard was sifting before the fire rather listlessly.

    A Poor Wise Man Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • And with a bath and my dinner clothes I put away the horrors of the day.

    Sight Unseen Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He was in dinner clothes, but with his bruised face and scowling brows he looked a sinister imitation of a gentleman.

    A Poor Wise Man Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • It was Mr. Beecher himself, in his dinner clothes and bareheaded.

    Bab: A Sub-Deb Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • A man just naturally would curb an impulse to toddle down to the corral if he were in dinner clothes.

    The Trail of Conflict Emilie Baker Loring

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