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tuxeda

tuxeda - n., a tuxedo designed for a woman.


A relatively new word, but around for possibly longer than you think -- coined in the early 1990s, and of course made long before then. The tuxedo is, of course, named after the small town of Tuxedo Park, which in the early 20th century was a very tony exurb of New York City, where supposedly this style of men's black-tie formal-wear (the lack of tails being the innovation) was introduced from Europe. The town itself is named from Tucseto, the Lenni-Lenape Indian name for a nearby lake of disputed meaning.

The bridal couple looked absolutely smoking in matching tuxedas.

---L.
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