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clotheshorse

[klohz-hawrs, klohth z-] /ˈkloʊzˌhɔrs, ˈkloʊðz-/
noun
1.
Informal. a person whose chief interest and pleasure is dressing fashionably.
2.
a frame on which to hang wet laundry for drying.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; clothes + horse
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British Dictionary definitions for clothes-horse

clotheshorse

/ˈkləʊðzˌhɔːs/
noun
1.
a frame on which to hang laundry for drying or airing
2.
(informal) a dandy
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Word Origin and History for clothes-horse
n.

also clothes horse, "upright wooden frame for hanging clothes to dry," 1788, from clothes + horse (n.). Figurative sense of "person whose sole function seems to be to show off clothes" is 1850.

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Slang definitions & phrases for clothes-horse

clotheshorse

noun

A fashionably dressed person; a person who wears clothes becomingly and perhaps does nothing else (1850+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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