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Noun: white tie  wIt tI
  1. Bow tie worn as part of a man's formal evening dress
  2. Formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men
    - dress suit, full dress, tailcoat, tail coat, tails, white tie and tails
Adjective: white-tie  ,wIt'tI
  1. Requiring white ties and tailcoats for men
    "a white-tie occasion"

Derived forms: white ties

See also: formal

Type of: bow tie, bowtie, bow-tie, evening clothes, evening dress, eveningwear, formalwear

Encyclopedia: White tie