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An occasion where highschool students.. usually of their last years.. gather along with teachers to socialise, dance, eat, and maybe tell speeches. Pretty much a celebration of graduating, how ever some schools have year 11 formals.. and even year 10 formals! Dress code is formal (opposite to casual) hence the name. Some countries call it the Prom, but in Australia its called the Formal. Girls dress up in nice dresses and take a partner who wears a tie that matches the girls dress and sometimes brings along a corsage for the girl to wear.. most girls find it super sweet and exciting.
"oh my god formal in 2 days how exciting!"

"fuck the formal, i want the after party"
by whatever6969 April 28, 2009
 
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a formal event where you dress up formaly. usually one has a date and asks in a special way.
Allison Curtis, will you go to formal with Hunter Grimm?
by hunterzgrimm December 06, 2011
 
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U.K. A formal dinner at a university, usually where formal dress is worn and much alcohol is drunken.
Formal was awesome last night. Mind you I didn't half feel it this morning.
by ej159 January 07, 2009
 
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A dance in which the girls ask the boys. Girls are supposed to ask them in some creative fashion. Happens typically in high schools where kids go to the dance in groups of friends, dance, have fun, and eat alot.
Fairfax: I have no idea who I am going to ask to formal
Tori: Really? I think I am going to ask Dylan
Fairfax: hmm why Dylan?
Tori: Because the girls ask the boys for this dance and I love him so much.
Fairfax: How are you going to ask him?
Tori: Hmm Idk i guess i will think of something...
by ChancePaige January 12, 2014
 
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Formal is the adjective that can be used to describe a form, a really hot chick.
Wow that Kristin chick is very formal.
by Mr. Puffkinator November 07, 2007