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mufti day

Casual Clothes Day: Today is mufti day at work. Compare casual day, free dress day, in uniform day, out of uniform day.

Contributor's comments: [Sydney informant] A special occasion when casual clothing is permitted in an office environment as opposed to usual business attire. Equivalent to "casual day" as was the term used when I lived in Adelaide (until 1999): "On Friday we're having a mufti day." / "Make sure you wear mufti tomorrow!"

Contributor's comments: Free dress days, where people can dress casually: "We have a mufti day today."

Contributor's comments: [ACT informant] To wear plain, or casual clothes. Out of uniform: "The school had a mufty day."

Contributor's comments: Mufti day is the term commonly used for special casual dress day in the office throughout the Sydney and North Sydney CBD.

Contributor's comments: I'm from Perth and I had never, ever heard this until I moved to Sydney. We call it free dress day.

Contributor's comments: Not wearing uniform: "Today the shool is having a mufti day."

Contributor's comments: casual clothes (as opposed to a uniform), as in "We got to wear mufti at school yesterday."

Contributor's comments: Growing up in Sydney, I always understood Mufti Day to be a old war time phrase - where the sailors etc were allowed to dress in 'mufti' or civilian clothes.
casual day

a day on which informal/casual clothing may be worn instead of uniforms or suits. Compare free dress day, in uniform day, mufti day, out of uniform day.
Contributor's comments: [Sydney informant] A special occasion when casual clothing is permitted in an office environment as opposed to usual business attire. Equivalent to "casual day" as was the term used when I lived in Adelaide (until 1999).

Contributor's comments: Tends to be called 'out of uniform' day in Melbourne schools and kids pay a certain amount for the privilege and the money goes to a 'good cause'. Schools that don't have a uniform have an 'in uniform' day where they don any uniform.

Contributor's comments: In Sydney in the '80s and '90s, kids took a coin for charity and wore plain clothes, and that was called a mufti day. Recently, big city firms have a casual dress code on Fridays, but I forget what it's called.

Contributor's comments: [from northern Victoria] We always called them casual days, I can't say I've ever heard that they were called anything different.

Contributor's comments: In highschool in Adelaide, this was always known a 'civvies day', presumably as in short for civilian clothes day.

Contributor's comments: It was called Casual day at several schools I went to here in Melbourne.

Contributor's comments: A "casual day" is a day where students are allowed do wear "casual clothes", in other words, not school uniform. "Casual days" are usually used as fundraisers, in which the student makes a gold coin donation for the privilege of wearing casual clothes.
free dress day

The day, once in a semester at school, where we would wear our own clothes, but have to pay 50c to do so!: Dont forget, tomorrow's free dress (day)! Compare casual day, in uniform day, mufti day, out of uniform day.

Contributor's comments: We used free dress day in Mackay while I was at high school in the 80's and also at all schools I have worked at in these towns: Ayr, Bowen, Collinsville and Aratula/Boonah/Kalbar area.

Contributor's comments: Also called this in WA.

Contributor's comments: Common as muck in Brisbane schools. Often used as a fund-raiser for the school or other charity (e.g. $2 to attend in civvies).

Contributor's comments: Free Dress Day - used in Melbourne extensively also.
in uniform day

Schools that don't have a uniform have an 'in uniform' day where they don any uniform. Compare casual day, free dress day, mufti day, out of uniform day.
Contributor's comments: Tends to be called 'out of uniform' day in Melbourne schools and kids pay a certain amount for the privilege and the money goes to a 'good cause'. Schools that don't have a uniform have an 'in uniform' day where they don any uniform.
out of uniform day

a day on which informal/casual clothing may be worn instead of uniforms or suits...kids pay a certain amount for the privilege and the money goes to a 'good cause'. Schools that don't have a uniform have an 'in uniform' day where they don any uniform. Compare casual day, free dress day, in uniform day, mufti day.
Contributor's comments: Tends to be called 'out of uniform' day in Melbourne schools and kids pay a certain amount for the privilege and the money goes to a 'good cause'. Schools that don't have a uniform have an 'in uniform' day where they don any uniform.