American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A black bow tie worn with a tuxedo.
- n. Semiformal evening wear typically for men, usually requiring a tuxedo.
“He was dressed in khakis with a blue shirt and a black tie with red Jolly Rogers pirate flags printed on it.”
“That night we went to Rolly and Kay Evans’ house for a black tie dinner.”
“I SHALL pass over the next month, with its unpleasantnesses; over Charlie Sands's coming one evening with a black tie and, on the strength of having killed a dog with his machine, asking for money to bury it, and bring another one from Syria!”
“We got dressed in black tie and drove to Buckingham Palace with Jimmy and Susan Baker and Nick and Kitty Brady.”
“Rube was sitting in a wooden rocker, and he looked great: His suit had four buttons and high tiny lapels, and he wore a stand-up wing collar and a four-in-hand black tie with a gold stickpin; his shoes were high, black, and buttoned, like mine.”
“He wore a Hawaiian-print shirt with a black tie that had a picture of a surfer on it, but the thing that really stood out was his enormous straw hat adorned with a lei.”
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