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fancy dress

noun
1.
a costume for a ball, masquerade, etc., chosen to please the fancy, usually a costume characteristic of a particular period or place, class of persons, or historical or fictitious character.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70
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British Dictionary definitions for fancy-dress

fancy dress

noun
1.
  1. costume worn at masquerades, etc, usually representing a particular role, historical figure, etc
  2. (as modifier): a fancy-dress ball
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