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Tux \Tux\ Shortened form of tuxedo. [informal]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1922, colloquial shortening of tuxedo.


n. (context colloquial English) A tuxedo.


n. semiformal evening dress for men [syn: dinner jacket, tuxedo, black tie]

Tux (disambiguation)

Tux may refer to:

Tux (cattle)

Tux Cattle are a rare cattle breed native to the Alpine region of Europe. It is one of the older, endangered cattle breeds. Tux is a village in the Tux Valley in Tyrol in Austria.


Tux is a penguin character and the official mascot of the Linux kernel. Originally created as an entry to a Linux logo competition, Tux is the most commonly used icon for Linux, although different Linux distributions depict Tux in various styles. The character is used in many other Linux programs and as a general symbol of Linux.

In some video games featuring the character, Tux has a female counterpart named Penny or Gown.

Tux (band)

TUX is a Hong Kong alternative rock band formed in September 2012, the four-member group consists of Dawn ( Vocal, Synthesizer, Guitar), Victor ( Guitar), Kevin ( Bass) and Tak ( Drums). Beginning initially with a unique and distinctive shoegazing sound, along the way TUX blended more psychedelic and pop elements into their songs, trying and succeeding in developing a wider, richer sound to their music; adding a well rounded and unique variety to their sound. The band released their first EP self-titled record in November, 2013. TUX is now preparing for its second album, which is projected to be released in 2016, according to the band's website. Though considered young, new to the musical scene; the band has been quite active throughout the years, having performed in many varied venues in and around Hong Kong as well as other places such as Taipei.

Usage examples of "tux".

They just have to get red cummerbunds and bow ties to go with their tuxes.

Martin looking tipsy in a tux, Mitch Miller with his sing-along smile, Diane Renay in her middy blouse and perky sailor cap.

There was a lot of jazz and jabber in the air, what with the good champagne, the prettified canapes, the tuxed tapsters, the money, and swapping the odd smile or wave or shout I moved among them, free as water.

Bill got top billing on the Tropicana Hotel marquee, a new tux, and a suite by the pool for him and Pamela.

Studly, with your black tie loose, and your tux shirt rolled up to the elbows, offering to make me soup.

He sat in the lobby reading, watching the dinner-hour traffic pass in tuxes, cocktail gowns, and the formal wear of various desert sheikdoms.

There were people all over the lawn: women wearing little jewel-encrusted silk slippers, men in midnight tuxes with brilliant cummerbunds.

The Chargé, he's a mohair tux and a tweed jacket for his holidays in North Haven.

Therri wore a knockout strapless black evening dress, and Austin had replaced the tux he'd ruined in the Washington dogsled race.

Did I ever tell you about the time the Prince of England came here, and I was supposed to be security, and I was wearing this tux, but my Jockey shorts kept riding up in my ass crack and were strangling my balls.

She was standing near the fireplace, dressed in a flowing satin white bridal gown, next to a handsome man in a tux.

His tux sported a vest with a heavy gold chain draped across the front, attached to a pocket watch that had once belonged to his great-grandfather, who had been a steam locomotive engineer on the Santa Fe Railroad.

The album cover, which showed a rumpled troubadour sitting on a curb in New York City, went oddly with the covers of Nate's other records - Dean Martin looking tipsy in a tux, Mitch Miller with his sing-along smile, Diane Renee in her middy blouse and perky sailor cap.

Dean Martin looking tipsy in a tux, Mitch Miller with his sing-along smile, Diane Renee in her middy blouse and perky sailor cap.

The usual linen and tuxed flunkies, tasselled menus and twenty-dollar starters, major hoods and numb shiny women the usual.