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glad rags

plural noun, Informal.
dressy clothes, especially as worn to a party or other social event.
Origin of glad rags
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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British Dictionary definitions for glad-rags

glad rags

plural noun
(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+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with glad-rags

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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