noun, plural tux·e·dos.
Origin of tuxedo
Examples from the Web for tuxedo
A festival flack asked me to move, so that an Italian gentleman in a tuxedo could take my seat.James Franco Shot His New Movie at the Venice Film Festival and I Was in It|Marlow Stern|September 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His tuxedo was an inch too short and smelled of fried chips.Let Us Now Praise Famous Rednecks and Their Unjustly Unsung Kin|Allison Glock|August 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So, can the Canadian tuxedo be blamed for the Britney-Justin love downfall?
And Robert Cáceres, 32, says he lost $60 on a Vera Wang tuxedo he tried to buy on Craigslist.
The tuxedo, Monáe explains, symbolizes control to her: “Superheroes wear the same thing every day, too.”In the Backseat With Janelle Monae: A Limo Ride with the Stylish R&B Diva|Douglas Wolk|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Pote finished his dishwashing and joined us, pulling on an old Tuxedo jacket.The Trail of '98|Robert W. Service
More than once, Vanbrugh felt again the strong impulse to which he had almost yielded at Tuxedo.Marion Darche|F. Marion Crawford
I'd ask you to come and have a cup of tea with us, but we are off to Tuxedo.Vignettes of Manhattan; Outlines in Local Color|Brander Matthews
If you hadn't been ill you would have gone to Tuxedo, and I should have seen you there.The Green Mouse|Robert W. Chambers
Thus, if you are not sure whether to put on your dress suit or your Tuxedo, wear the latter.Etiquette|Emily Post
noun plural -dos
Word Origin for tuxedo
man's evening dress for semiformal occasions, 1889, named for Tuxedo Park, N.Y., site of a country club where it first was worn in 1886. The name is an attractive subject for elaborate speculation, e.g.:
The Wolf tribe in New York was called in scorn by other Algonquians tuksit: round foot, implying that they easily fell down in surrender. In their region thus came the names Tuxedo and Tuxedo Lake, which were acquired by the Griswold family in payment of a debt. There the family established the exclusive Tuxedo Club, and there in the late 1880s Griswold Lorillard first appeared in a dinner jacket without tails, a tuxedo. By a twist of slang, one may now refer to a man in a tuxedo as a 'wolf. [Joseph T. Shipley, "The Origins of English Words," 1984]
But in another version of the story, p'tuksit was the Algonquian word for "wolf," the animal, perhaps from the shape of its paws. The authoritative Bright, however, says the tribe's name probably is originally a place name, perhaps Munsee Delaware (Algonquian) p'tuck-sepo "crooked river." Short form tux is attested from 1922.