dress uniform


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.
U.S. Army. a blue uniform worn for formal occasions.
U.S. Navy. a dark blue uniform worn in cool seasons or climates.

Nearby words

  1. dress parade,
  2. dress rehearsal,
  3. dress shield,
  4. dress shirt,
  5. dress suit,
  6. dress up,
  7. dress-down,
  8. dress-down friday,
  9. dress-up,
  10. dressage

Origin of dress uniform

First recorded in 1895–1900

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Examples from the Web for dress uniform

  • He cried a little, unashamed, the tears streaming down his lined face and darkening the collar of his dress-uniform.

    Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
  • He was already in dress-uniform for the parade, and wore side arms.

    The Code of the Mountains|Charles Neville Buck

British Dictionary definitions for dress uniform

dress uniform


military formal ceremonial uniform
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