tux

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortening.

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Noun[edit]

tux (plural tuxes)

  1. (colloquial) A tuxedo.
    • 2013, Russell Brand, Russell Brand and the GQ awards: 'It's amazing how absurd it seems' (in The Guardian, 13 September 2013)[1]
      After a load of photos and what-not, we descend the world's longest escalator, which are called that even as they de-escalate, and in we go to the main forum, a high ceilinged hall, full of circular cloth-draped, numbered tables, a stage at the front, the letters GQ, 12-foot high in neon at the back; this aside, though, neon forever the moniker of trash, this is a posh do, in an opera house full of folk in tuxes.

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Noun[edit]

tux

  1. Alternative form of tusk

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *tunþskaz, with a metathesis of the /s/ and /k/. Both metathesized and unmetathesized forms are attested in Old English. However, it is the unmetathesized form that survived into modern English, and with a lack of palatalization; see also ascian for another case of non-palatalized sc that is also found as /ks/ in some variants.

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tūx m (nominative plural tūxas)

  1. canine tooth

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  • Middle English: tusk, tux