- N-UNCOUNT: oft N nFancy dress is clothing that you wear for a party at which everyone tries to look like a famous person or a person from a story, from history, or from a particular profession.
Guests were told to come in fancy dress...
He turned up at the fancy dress party as a footballer.
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fancy dress — n [U] BrE clothes that you wear, especially to parties, that make you look like a famous person, a character from a story etc ▪ an invitation to a fancy dress party … Dictionary of contemporary English
fancy dress — noun uncount clothes that you wear for fun to make you look like a particular famous person or a particular type of person, at a fancy dress party … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
fancy dress — ► NOUN ▪ a costume worn to make someone look like a famous person, fictional character, or an animal … English terms dictionary
fancy dress — n. a masquerade costume … English World dictionary
fancy dress — noun (BrE) ⇨ See also ↑costume VERB + FANCY DRESS ▪ don, wear ▪ Several of the managers donned fancy dress for the office party. FANCY DRESS + NOUN ▪ ball, party … Collocations dictionary
fancy dress — UK / US noun [uncountable] British clothes that you wear for fun to make you look like a particular famous person or a particular type of person, at a fancy dress party Some of the party guests turned up in fancy dress … English dictionary
fancy dress — noun (U) BrE clothes that make you look like a famous person, a character from a story etc: a fancy dress party … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
fancy dress — fan′cy dress′ n. clo a costume, as for a masquerade, chosen to please the wearer s fancy • Etymology: 1760–70 … From formal English to slang
fancy dress — /fænsi ˈdrɛs/ (say fansee dres) noun 1. dress chosen in accordance with the wearer s fancy, for wear at a ball or the like, as that characteristic of a particular period or place, class of persons, or historical or fictitious character. 2. any… … Australian English dictionary
fancy dress — noun Date: 1770 a costume (as for a masquerade) chosen to suit the wearer s fancy … New Collegiate Dictionary