clothing designed for or customarily worn on formal occasions, as tuxedos and evening gowns.
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formal1 + wear Unabridged
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Example sentences
They dress in vintage formalwear instead of storm trooper costumes.
In the spring, donate new or gently-used formalwear so teens in foster care can dress up for prom and graduation events.
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