(Of clothes) neat, conventional, yet relatively informal in style, especially as worn to conform to a particular dress code: think of a smart casual outfit as one that you’d wear for a movie or dinner date the staples of the basic smart-casual wardrobe
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- The style to go for, for the summer races, was 'smart casual', she told me.
- The guests were comfortably dressed in smart casual attire.
- About the only clothing prescription you'll encounter is "smart casual" for some better restaurants.
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Syllabification: smart ca·su·al
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