Meaning of “white-tie” in the English Dictionary

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"white-tie" in British English

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white-tieadjective

uk /ˌwaɪtˈtaɪ/ us /ˌwaɪtˈtaɪ/

A white-tie social occasion is one at which men wear formal clothes including a white bow tie:

a white-tie diplomatic reception

(Definition of “white-tie” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)