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dinner jacket

noun
1.
tuxedo (def 1).
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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Examples from the web for dinner jacket
  • At dinnertime, he got into his dinner jacket, slipped quietly over to the hotel for a few hours of comfortable relaxation.
  • Cooper looked as cool in a dinner jacket as he did in jeans.
  • They use a dinner jacket, while the regular versions use the service dress coat.
  • He appeared elegantly at community gatherings, in a dinner jacket.
  • He'd left his dinner jacket somewhere and had pulled open his collar.
  • The host wore a tan plastic raincoat, not a dinner jacket.
  • He is handsome and manly, both in dinner jacket and swimming trunks.
  • As leader, she slicked back her hair and wore a white dinner jacket.
British Dictionary definitions for dinner jacket

dinner jacket

noun
1.
a man's semiformal evening jacket without tails, usually black with a silk facing over the collar and lapels Abbreviations DJ, dj US and Canadian name tuxedo
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