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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. 2017.
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  • 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.

  • Say, I'll bet he don't know there is such a thing as a tux—as a dinner-jacket.

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
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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