- formal daytime apparel for men, including striped pants, a cutaway, and a silk hat.
- a simple dress for wear in the home; housedress.
Compare evening dress.
Origin of morning dress
First recorded in 1690–1700
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Examples from the Web for morning dress
I mean that I don't want to meet the So-and-so's at your house, morning-dress.It Never Can Happen Again
William De Morgan
By special request they all came early, and in morning-dress.Mrs. Thompson
William Babington Maxwell
In his tennis-flannels he felt like one who has arrived at an evening party in morning-dress.The Roll-Call
While Miss Symes was speaking she was changing her morning-dress and putting on a very warm woolen dressing-gown.Betty Vivian
L. T. Meade
Fig. 2d is a morning-dress, that would be very pretty to copy for a bridal wardrobe.
- formal day dress for men, comprising a morning coat, usually with grey trousers and top hat
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