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wearing apparel

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noun
  1. clothing; garments.

Origin of wearing apparel

First recorded in 1610–20
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Examples from the Web for wearing apparel

Historical Examples

  • They had finished their packing of boxes and of wearing-apparel for the journey.

    The Amazing Marriage, Complete

    George Meredith

  • His wearing-apparel was unusually limited for a man of means.

    The Old Furniture Book

    N. Hudson Moore

  • Hobert's wearing-apparel was all brought out, and turned and overturned, and the most and the best made of everything.

  • There is no instance on record of the women and children of tories having any thing like wearing-apparel taken from them.

  • She hastily threw her wearing-apparel into her trunks, and I called two men to put her baggage outside the main gate.