evening dress


noun

formal or semiformal attire for evening wear.

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Also called evening clothes .
Compare morning dress.

Origin of evening dress

First recorded in 1790–1800
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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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