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

 

subfusc

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈsʌbfʌsk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌbfʌsk//
 
; BrE BrE//ˌsʌbˈfʌsk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsʌbˈfʌsk//
 
[uncountable]
 
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formal clothing worn for examinations and formal occasions by students at Oxford University Word Origin early 18th cent.: from Latin subfuscus, from sub- ‘somewhat’ + fuscus ‘dark brown’.