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undress uniform

noun, Military, Navy.
1.
a uniform worn on other than formal occasions.
Origin of undress uniform
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30
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  • On this tour he wore the undress uniform of a continental officer.

    Hidden Treasures

    Harry A. Lewis
  • He was in undress uniform,—just a blouse and trousers,—and bare-headed.

    Old Man Savarin and Other Stories Edward William Thomson
  • He looked like a young officer in the undress uniform of the regular army.

    Cavanagh: Forest Ranger Hamlin Garland
  • "Little Bonsa's undress uniform, I expect," he muttered, and tried to drag it off.

    The Yellow God H. Rider Haggard
  • We will set the tailors at once to work to rig you up an undress uniform.

  • Upon this there rose to greet me a gentleman in the undress uniform of the Grays.

    Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker S. Weir Mitchell
  • A man in undress uniform, with a full beard and stern countenance, waved them back.

    The North Pacific Willis Boyd Allen
  • He was in undress uniform—a holland or white-jean jacket, and a red woollen comforter.

    Somehow Good William de Morgan
  • Some grabbed a blouse, cap or shirt while others buckled on their equipments in undress uniform.

    Drum Taps in Dixie Delavan S. Miller
  • Two officers in general's undress uniform were walking up and down under the pollarded lime-trees, talking as they walked.

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