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rag business

noun
1.

rag trade

noun, Slang.
1.
the garment, clothing, or fashion industry.
Also called rag business.
Origin of rag trade
1835-1845
1835-45
Related forms
rag trader, noun
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  • This rag business is out of place, taken in connection with Heath.

    The Pointing Man Marjorie Douie
British Dictionary definitions for rag business

rag trade

noun
1.
(informal) the clothing business, esp the aspects concerned with the manufacture and sale of dresses
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