[fawr-muh l-wair]


clothing designed for or customarily worn on formal occasions, as tuxedos and evening gowns.

Compare evening dress.

Origin of formalwear Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for formalwear

formal, soup-and-fish

Examples from the Web for formalwear

Contemporary Examples of formalwear

  • His penchant for formalwear helped, but it had more to do with him pulling a party together and then retreating from it.

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    Accidental Billionaires

    Samuel P. Jacobs

    July 16, 2009