One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Present State Republick Letters. From full + dressed, after full dress.
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