black tie definition

  • noun:
    • A black bow wrap used with a tuxedo.
    • Semiformal evening use usually for men, often needing a tuxedo.
    • Evening gown; a regular of gown that will be less formal than white wrap, comprising black supper jacket or tuxedo jacket, and matching pants, white shirt and black bow tie or, perhaps military dress or national outfit.
    • Used besides as an idiom: see black,‎ link.

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