noun Informal.

Also tuck.

Origin of tux

First recorded in 1920–25; by shortening
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Contemporary Examples of tux

  • Charming Prince Harry slipped into his tux for a dinner tonight in support of Walking With The Wounded's race to the South Pole.

  • A retired construction worker, Dorwan spent his spare time fixing up the church along with his dog, Tux.

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  • He was at the Golden Globes, he was wearing a tux, and he looked like a dream I once had about the perfect man.

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Historical Examples of tux

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


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


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  • 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

1922, colloquial shortening of tuxedo.

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