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dinner jacket

tuxedo (def 1).
Origin of dinner jacket
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • She caught with her hands the lapels of his dinner jacket and looked pleadingly at him.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • He has only just gone out: a man in a dinner jacket, with a great black beard!

    Fantmas Pierre Souvestre
  • On the night in question you wore a dinner jacket, and now you are in grey.

    The Stretton Street Affair William Le Queux
  • Wish he'd taught himself not to wear a white tie with a dinner jacket!

    In Brief Authority F. Anstey
  • As the dinner jacket is short, a top or silk hat can not be worn with it.

    The Complete Bachelor Walter Germain
  • I was just strolling along to my cottage to put on a dinner jacket.

    The Circle W. Somerset Maugham
  • At this point he paused and reached into the side pocket of his dinner jacket.

  • There is an odd suggestion of a dinner jacket about his doeskin coat.

    The Admirable Crichton J. M. Barrie
  • He took a step backward and began to pull off his dinner jacket.

    Mortmain Arthur Cheny Train
  • The thought of his dinner jacket reminded him of his puzzledom.

    Septimus William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for dinner jacket

dinner jacket

a man's semiformal evening jacket without tails, usually black with a silk facing over the collar and lapels Abbreviations DJ, dj US and Canadian name tuxedo
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