dress code

dress code
a set of rules specifying the correct manner of dress while on the premises of the institution (or specifying what manner of dress is prohibited)
Hypernyms: ↑code, ↑codification

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a set of rules specifying the garb or type of clothing to be worn by a group or by people under specific circumstances: a military dress code; The restaurant's dress code requires men to wear jackets and ties at dinner.

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dress code UK US noun [countable] [singular dress code plural dress codes]
a set of rules about what you should wear in a particular place or at a particular event
Thesaurus: moral rules and rules of behavioursynonym morally good or correct

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n. a set of rules, usually written and posted, specifying the required manner of dress at a school, office, club, restaurant, etc

while the dress code doesn't require two-tone shoes, you will get turned away if you wear jeans

the customary style of dress of a specified group

jeans or shorts, the standard dress code for producer types

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noun, pl ⋯ codes [count]
: a set of rules about what clothing may and may not be worn at a school, office, restaurant, etc.

The school imposed a new dress code that forbids students from wearing jeans.

a casual dress code

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ˈdress code 7 [dress code] noun
rules about what clothes people should wear at work

The company has a strict dress code— all male employees are expected to wear suits.

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