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dinner jacket

tuxedo (def 1).
Origin of dinner jacket
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The Marquis was in evening dress and white bow; Gerald, in a dinner-jacket, wore a tea rose in his button-hole.

    Two banks of the Seine Fernand Vandrem
  • The Nationalisation of the dinner-jacket would be death to the Agitator.

    Ambrotox and Limping Dick Oliver Fleming
  • He was distinguished as ever, his dinner-jacket unruffled, his linen gleaming white in the dying light.

    Kastle Krags Absalom Martin
  • He was in a dinner-jacket, and his black clothes were dusty and disordered.

    At the Villa Rose A. E. W. Mason
  • Suspecting some minor peril, I left the ecarte players, and joined the gentleman in the dinner-jacket.

    Simon the Jester William J. Locke
  • At last the raven in the dinner-jacket arrived with a note of the amount.

    Simon the Jester William J. Locke
  • He has assumed a collar and a dinner-jacket, and bustles round with every wish to please his customers.

    A Corner of Spain Walter Wood
  • He stood quite still, but the lapels of his dinner-jacket shook slightly.

  • Oliver looked at him oddly, put the extinct pipe in his dinner-jacket pocket and rose.

    The Rough Road William John Locke
  • She noticed with some surprise that he was wearing the dinner-jacket and black tie of civilization.

    The Hillman E. Phillips Oppenheim
British Dictionary definitions for dinner-jacket

dinner jacket

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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