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English definition of “fancy dress”

fancy dress

noun [U]     UK (US dress-up)
the special clothes that you wear for a party where everyone dresses as a particular type of character or thing: a fancy-dress party I thought he was in fancy dress .Clothes worn for a particular job or activity
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