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black-tie

[blak-tahy] /ˈblækˈtaɪ/
adjective
1.
requiring that guests wear semiformal attire, especially that men wear black bow ties with tuxedos or dinner jackets:
a black-tie dance.
Compare white-tie.
Origin of black-tie
1930-1935
1930-35
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