white tie


white tie
noun
1. bow tie worn as part of a man's formal evening dress
Hypernyms: ↑bow tie, ↑bow-tie, ↑bowtie
2. formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men
Hypernyms: ↑formalwear, ↑eveningwear, ↑evening dress, ↑evening clothes
Part Meronyms: ↑swallow-tailed coat, ↑swallowtail, ↑morning coat

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noun
1. : the white bow tie worn with men's formal evening dress — compare black tie
2. : formal evening dress for men

an affair requiring white tie

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1. formal evening dress for men (distinguished from black tie).
2. a white bow tie for men, worn with formal evening dress.

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white tie noun
1. A white bow tie, part of formal evening dress
2. Hence, formal evening dress
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Main Entry:white

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white tie,
1. a white bow tie, such as is worn by men in formal evening clothes.
2. formal evening clothes for men that include a white bow tie: »

decreeing that all male guests appear in white tie (New Yorker).

white-tie «HWYT TY», adjective.
of or having to do with a formal affair at which white ties are worn.

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1.
n. a white bow tie worn by men as part of full evening dress
full evening dress with a white bow tie

he was wearing immaculate white tie and tails

2.
adj. (of an event) requiring full evening dress to be worn, including a white bow tie

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ˌwhite ˈtie [white tie] noun
a man's white ↑bow tie, also used to mean very formal evening dress for men

dressed in white tie and tails


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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