Antedating of "Tuxedo"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Jun 7 13:56:17 UTC 2014

tuxedo (OED 1889)

1888 _Chicago Daily Tribune_ 19 Aug. 1 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  The Tuxedo coat has become popular with a great many men, who regard its demi train as a happy medium between a swallow-tail and a cutaway, but there are always some men at the hops in flannels dancing with whoever will dance with them, regardless both of cleanliness and courtesy.

Fred Shapiro

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