Definition of full-dressed in US English:

full-dressed

adjective

  • 1Fully dressed; wearing full dress.

  • 2Of a coat, suit, etc.: = "full dress". Now rare.

  • 3Of an event, occasion, etc.: at which full formal dress and ceremony is expected. Also more generally: full-blown; observing all the usual customs or conventions.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Present State Republick Letters. From full + dressed, after full dress.

Pronunciation

full-dressed

/ˌfʊlˈdrɛst/