morning dress

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  1. formal daytime apparel for men, including striped pants, a cutaway, and a silk hat.
  2. a simple dress for wear in the home; housedress.
Compare evening dress.

Origin of morning dress

First recorded in 1690–1700 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of morning dress

  • I mean that I don't want to meet the So-and-so's at your house, morning-dress.

    It Never Can Happen Again

    William De Morgan

  • By special request they all came early, and in morning-dress.

    Mrs. Thompson

    William Babington Maxwell

  • In his tennis-flannels he felt like one who has arrived at an evening party in morning-dress.

    The Roll-Call

    Arnold Bennett

  • While Miss Symes was speaking she was changing her morning-dress and putting on a very warm woolen dressing-gown.

    Betty Vivian

    L. T. Meade

  • Fig. 2d is a morning-dress, that would be very pretty to copy for a bridal wardrobe.

British Dictionary definitions for morning dress

morning dress

  1. formal day dress for men, comprising a morning coat, usually with grey trousers and top hat
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