Definition of attire noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈtaɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈtaɪər//
[uncountable] (formal) The fashion world
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clothes dressed in formal evening attire See related entries: The fashion world Word Origin Middle English: from Old French atirier, atirer ‘equip’, from a tire ‘in order’, of unknown origin.
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