from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A black bow tie worn with a tuxedo.
- n. Semiformal evening wear typically for men, usually requiring a tuxedo.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Evening dress; a standard of dress which is less formal than white tie, consisting of black dinner jacket or tuxedo jacket, and matching trousers, white shirt and black bow tie or, possibly military dress or national costume.
- n. Used other than as an idiom: see black, tie.
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