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smallclothes

[smawl-klohz, -klohth z] /ˈsmɔlˌkloʊz, -ˌkloʊðz/
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 of smallclothes
1625-1635
1625-35; small + clothes
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  • No more will hoops and wigs add allure to the progress of beauty—nor peruke nor smallclothes invest the beau with grandeur.

    Seaport in Virginia Gay Montague Moore
  • It is now the mode to wear buckles on your smallclothes, that you may loosen or tighten them at pleasure.

    The Robbers Friedrich Schiller
British Dictionary definitions for smallclothes

smallclothes

/ˈsmɔːlˌkləʊz; -ˌkləʊðz/
plural noun
1.
men's close-fitting knee breeches of the 18th and 19th centuries
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