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ready-to-wear

[red-ee-tuh-wair]
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noun
  1. clothing made in standard sizes; ready-made clothing.
adjective
  1. pertaining to or dealing in such clothing: the ready-to-wear business; a ready-to-wear shop.

Origin of ready-to-wear

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for ready-to-wear

ready-to-wear

adjective (ready to wear when postpositive)
  1. (of clothes) not tailored for the wearer; of a standard size
noun
  1. an article or suit of such clothes
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