glad rags

glad rags

noun Informal.
dressy clothes, especially as worn to a party or other social event.

Origin:
1900–05

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glad rags
 
pl n
informal best clothes or clothes used on special occasions

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glad rags

Stylish clothes, as in Let's put on our glad rags and go out on the town. [Slang; late 1800s]

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