Meaning of tuxedo

tux•e•do

Pronunciation: (tuk-sē'dō), [key]
— pl. -dos.
  1. a man's jacket for semiformal evening dress, traditionally of black or dark-blue color and characteristically having satin or grosgrain facing on the lapels.
  2. the complete semiformal outfit, including this jacket, dark trousers, often with silk stripes down the sides, a bow tie, and usually a cummerbund.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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