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dinner jacket

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noun
  1. tuxedo(def 1).

Origin of dinner jacket

First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for dinner jacket

Historical Examples

  • The Nationalisation of the Dinner-jacket would be death to the Agitator.

    Ambrotox and Limping Dick

    Oliver Fleming

  • In the pocket of his dinner-jacket was a letter from Annette.

  • He was in a dinner-jacket, and his black clothes were dusty and disordered.

    At the Villa Rose

    A. E. W. Mason

  • Then looking at his dinner-jacket he begins brushing at it with his hand.

    Mortal Coils

    Aldous Huxley

  • At last the raven in the dinner-jacket arrived with a note of the amount.

    Simon the Jester

    William J. Locke


British Dictionary definitions for dinner jacket

dinner jacket

noun
  1. a man's semiformal evening jacket without tails, usually black with a silk facing over the collar and lapelsAbbreviations: DJ, dj US and Canadian name: tuxedo
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