blacktie

black-tie

[blak-tahy]
adjective
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:
1930–35

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black-tie

adjective
moderately formal; requiring a dinner jacket; "he wore semiformal attire"; "a black-tie dinner" [syn: semiformal
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