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[tuhks] /tʌks/
noun, Informal.
Also, tuck.
Origin of tux
First recorded in 1920-25; by shortening Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Say, I'll bet he don't know there is such a thing as a tux—as a dinner-jacket.

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • Well, let me tell you that your revered paternal ancestor, Henry T., doesn't even call it a 'tux.'

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • In the tux district trips were taken from Lauersbach, and the more difficult the climb the more it pleased Oswald.

Word Origin and History for tux

1922, colloquial shortening of tuxedo.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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A tuxedo (1922+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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