[ tuhk-see-doh ]
/ tʌkˈsi doʊ /
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noun, plural tux·e·dos.

Also called dinner jacket. a man's jacket for semiformal evening dress, traditionally of black or dark-blue color and characteristically having satin or grosgrain facing on the lapels.
the complete semiformal outfit, including this jacket, dark trousers, often with silk stripes down the sides, a bow tie, and usually a cummerbund.



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Origin of tuxedo

1890–95, Americanism; short for Tuxedo coat, after country club at Tuxedo Park, N.Y.
tux·e·doed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tuxedo

/ (tʌkˈsiːdəʊ) /

noun plural -dos

the usual US and Canadian name for dinner jacket Often shortened to: tux
C19: named after a country club in Tuxedo Park, New York
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