- clothing; garments.
Origin of wearing apparel
First recorded in 1610–20
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Examples from the Web for wearing apparel
They had finished their packing of boxes and of wearing-apparel for the journey.The Amazing Marriage, Complete
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.History of the Early Settlement of the Juniata Valley
U. J. (Uriah James) Jones
She hastily threw her wearing-apparel into her trunks, and I called two men to put her baggage outside the main gate.Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61