evening dress


noun

formal or semiformal attire for evening wear.

Nearby words

  1. evenhandedly,
  2. evening,
  3. evening bag,
  4. evening campion,
  5. evening class,
  6. evening emerald,
  7. evening gown,
  8. evening grosbeak,
  9. evening prayer,
  10. evening primrose

Compare morning dress.

Origin of evening dress

First recorded in 1790–1800

Also called evening clothes.

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British Dictionary definitions for evening dress

evening dress

noun

attire for wearing at a formal occasion during the evening, esp (for men) a dinner jacket and black tie, or (less commonly, for women) a floor-length gown
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