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morning dress

formal daytime apparel for men, including striped pants, a cutaway, and a silk hat.
a simple dress for wear in the home; housedress.
Compare evening dress.
Origin of morning dress
1690-1700 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I mean that I don't want to meet the So-and-so's at your house, morning-dress.

    It Never Can Happen Again William De Morgan
  • By special request they all came early, and in morning-dress.

    Mrs. Thompson William Babington Maxwell
  • In his tennis-flannels he felt like one who has arrived at an evening party in morning-dress.

    The Roll-Call Arnold Bennett
  • While Miss Symes was speaking she was changing her morning-dress and putting on a very warm woolen dressing-gown.

    Betty Vivian L. T. Meade
  • She arose early, after a rather restless night, and her first thought was that she had no morning-dress.

    Kathleen's Diamonds Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • Fig. 2d is a morning-dress, that would be very pretty to copy for a bridal wardrobe.

  • Lady in morning-dress and jaunty breakfast-cap, sadly leaning her head on her hand.

    The William Henry Letters Abby Morton Diaz
  • She wore a morning-dress of pink muslin, made simply, and confined at the waist by a band.

    The Shadow of Ashlydyat Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Imogen was lying on the bed in her morning-dress, with flushed cheeks and tumbled hair.

    In the High Valley Susan Coolidge
  • Mrs. Erwin herself wore a morning-dress of becoming delicacy, and an airy French cap; she had a light fall of powder on her face.

    The Lady of the Aroostook William Dean Howells
British Dictionary definitions for morning-dress

morning dress

formal day dress for men, comprising a morning coat, usually with grey trousers and top hat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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