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English definition of “fancy dress”

fancy dress

noun [U]   UK
special clothes that people wear for a party, which make them look like a different person: a fancy dress party Clothes worn for a particular job or activity
(Definition of fancy dress noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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