small-clothes

smallclothes

[smawl-klohz, -klohthz]
plural noun
1.
British, small, personal items of clothing, as underwear, handkerchiefs, etc.
2.
knee breeches, especially the close-fitting ones worn in the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries.

Origin:
1625–35; small + clothes

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smallclothes (ˈsmɔːlˌkləʊz, -ˌkləʊðz)
 
pl n
men's close-fitting knee breeches of the 18th and 19th centuries

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