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tux

[tuhks]
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noun Informal.
  1. tuxedo.
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Also tuck.

Origin of tux

First recorded in 1920–25; by shortening
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Related Words

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  • Say, I'll bet he don't know there is such a thing as a Tux—as a dinner-jacket.

    Babbitt

    Sinclair Lewis

  • Well, let me tell you that your revered paternal ancestor, Henry T., doesn't even call it a 'Tux.'

    Babbitt

    Sinclair Lewis

  • In the Tux district trips were taken from Lauersbach, and the more difficult the climb the more it pleased Oswald.


Word Origin and History for tux

n.

1922, colloquial shortening of tuxedo.

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