from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A man's dress jacket, usually black with satin or grosgrain lapels, worn for formal or semiformal occasions. Also called dinner jacket.
- n. A complete outfit including this jacket, trousers usually with a silken stripe down the side, a bow tie, and often a cummerbund.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A typically black formal jacket worn by men
- n. The entire suit complementing and including this jacket
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of black jacket for semiformal evening dress made without tails, usually of black or dark blue color and having satin or grosgrain facing on the lapels; -- so named after a fashionable country club at Tuxedo Park, New York.
- n. The complete semiformal evening suit, including the tuxedo jacket, matching trousers, and black bow tie, and usually including a cummerbund; -- the style of shirt worn with this suit varies, and the outfit may include a dickey.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as Tuxedo coat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. semiformal evening dress for men
Short for Tuxedo coat, after a country club at Tuxedo Park, a village of southeast New York.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Tuxedo Park, New York, USA, where the fashion is often said to have originated. (Wiktionary)