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dress uniform

noun
1.
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.
2.
U.S. Army. a blue uniform worn for formal occasions.
3.
U.S. Navy. a dark blue uniform worn in cool seasons or climates.
Origin of dress uniform
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900
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  • "But this is ridiculous," Jack said staring at the dress uniform.

    Star Surgeon Alan Nourse
  • Lay out my dress uniform: short jacket, boots and breeches, and needler.

    Time Crime H. Beam Piper
  • Two troops of United States cavalry in dress uniform, with sabers drawn, formed a guard round the House approaches.

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

    The Colonists Raymond F. Jones
  • When General Sickles was minister to Spain, he always wore, when on official duty, the dress uniform of a major-general.

British Dictionary definitions for dress uniform

dress uniform

noun
1.
(military) formal ceremonial uniform
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