cocktail dress


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cocktail dress

n.
A semiformal dress that usually falls at or near the knees.
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cocktail dress

A woman’s short dress designed for wearing at semiformal occasions such as cocktail parties.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cocktail dress - a dress suitable for formal occasionscocktail dress - a dress suitable for formal occasions
dress, frock - a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
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