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glad rags

noun, Informal.
1.
dressy clothes, especially as worn to a party or other social event.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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British Dictionary definitions for glad rags

glad rags

plural noun
1.
(informal) best clothes or clothes used on special occasions
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Slang definitions & phrases for glad rags

glad rags

noun phrase
  1. One's best and fanciest clothing; party clothes: He was piking around in his glad-rags, with the buy-bug in his ear
  2. Formal evening wear (1902+)

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