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dress uniform

U.S. Air Force. a uniform consisting of the coat and trousers of the service uniform, with a white shirt and black bow tie, worn for formal occasions.
U.S. Army. a blue uniform worn for formal occasions.
U.S. Navy. a dark blue uniform worn in cool seasons or climates.
Origin of dress uniform
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He'd worn the dress uniform of a Project officer, but he felt that all eyes were on its deplorable sloppiness.

    Security Poul William Anderson
  • Lay out my dress uniform: short jacket, boots and breeches, and needler.

    Time Crime H. Beam Piper
  • Four hundred of the fine fellows were in the line, clad in the dress uniform of the navy of that time.

  • From the chests he drew forth the dress uniform he had put away so long ago.

    The Colonists Raymond F. Jones
  • Two troops of United States cavalry in dress uniform, with sabers drawn, formed a guard round the House approaches.

British Dictionary definitions for dress uniform

dress uniform

(military) formal ceremonial uniform
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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