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full dress

noun
1.
the formal attire customarily worn in the evening, usually consisting of black tailcoats and white bow ties for men, and floor-length dresses for women.
2.
a ceremonial style of dress.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65
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British Dictionary definitions for full dresses

full dress

noun
1.
  1. a formal or ceremonial style of dress, such as white tie and tails for a man and a full-length evening dress for a woman
  2. (as modifier): full-dress uniform
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