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evening dress

noun
1.
formal or semiformal attire for evening wear.
Also called evening clothes.
Compare morning dress.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800
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British Dictionary definitions for evening-clothes

evening dress

noun
1.
attire for wearing at a formal occasion during the evening, esp (for men) a dinner jacket and black tie, or (less commonly, for women) a floor-length gown
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